German media: Lukashenko made three mistakes


The next presidential elections in Belarus have become unprecedented, writes the German magazine Der Spiegel.


For several decades, what was happening in the country was determined by one person - the authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. Hundreds of people ended up in prisons and many distanced themselves from policy out of fear. But something went wrong. Against the background of incessant protests of many thousands of opposition and exercises of the security forces to suppress these actions, Russian "mercenaries" were detained near Minsk.

One gets the impression that the current head of state is losing control over the power system in the country. He made three mistakes that could cost him his job.

First, he did not take seriously the change in public sentiment. The population was outraged by his attitude towards the COVID-19 pandemic. Lukashenko denied the danger of infection and accused people of "psychosis". Therefore, the inhabitants of the country felt abandoned and left alone with the problem.

Second, the president blatantly underestimated women. The authorities' attention during the pre-election period was riveted on male oppositionists: Viktor Babariko, Valery Tsepkalo and Sergei Tikhanovsky. All actions of the authorities were aimed at neutralizing them. At the same time, Lukashenko treated women politicians with disdain and did not believe that anyone could vote for them.

As an interim result, a rally in support of presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and her two comrades-in-arms, Maria Kolesnikova and Veronika Tsepkalo, was held in Minsk, which attracted about 60 thousand people. Moreover, Tikhanovskaya sent the children abroad so that nothing happened to them at home.

Third, Lukashenka decided to run his election campaign as before - instilling fear. He spoke about the Maidan in the country, citing neighboring Ukraine as an example. Moreover, local media most often show him surrounded by security officials. In addition, capturing a large group of Russians and calling them “militants of Wagner PMCs who came to destabilize the situation in the country,” Lukashenka sent troops into Minsk.

All this does not bode well. The oppositionists fear that Lukashenka will shed blood and falsify the election results.
  • Used photos: http://kremlin.ru/
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  1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
    Cheburashk (Vladimir) 4 August 2020 13: 35
    +2
    The oppositionists fear that Lukashenka will shed blood and falsify the election results.

    Also I have news about election fraud, I don't even want to go deep into this issue. And as for the fact that blood will be shed, then if the situation becomes more complicated, then in order to maintain power, he can do that too.

    First, he did not take seriously the change in public sentiment.

    And why, if Lukashenka believes that he is the most important in the country, and everything else is so, material!

    Second, the president blatantly underestimated women.

    On the face of gender discrimination. But seriously, he has no daughters - well, it's like a version.

    Third, Lukashenka decided to run his election campaign as before - instilling fear.

    And he doesn't know how to do it any other way. From his point of view: why change what works normally.
    My personal opinion: Lukashenka will not be removed from the Maidan in the country, he can only be removed from power by a palace coup!
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 4 August 2020 14: 56
    +4
    Pay attention to the smiling Asian (apparently Chinese) to the left of Mezentsev.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap4VVepiT-M

    I have a question, "Lukonomika" should be supported after that?
    1. Cheburashk Offline Cheburashk
      Cheburashk (Vladimir) 4 August 2020 15: 55
      +2
      The answer is unequivocal - it is not worth supporting!
    2. Digital error Offline Digital error
      Digital error (Eugene) 5 August 2020 19: 58
      0
      Quote: 123
      Pay attention to the smiling Asian

      Maybe he just did the "plastic" unsuccessfully, "under the Slav" wanted ... lol
      But at 1:49, you can clearly see a Belarusian who is scared to death by Russia - and his eyes are goggled and biting his nails. lol
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 5 August 2020 20: 05
        +2
        Maybe he did the plastic poorly, he wanted to "look like a Slav" ...

        I doubt it. He just smiles.

        But at 1:49 you can clearly see a Belarusian who is scared to death by Russia - and his eyes are goggled, and bites his nails

        I have no desire to watch the entire broadcast, moreover, it is not clear which video to look for, the timing is different everywhere.

        Do not consider it a work, please explain
        1) How did you determine that this is a Belarusian? Does he show your passport or do you think that only Belarusians can bite nails?
        2) Why did you decide that he was scared, especially by Russia? Maybe he poses with hatred for you?
        1. Digital error Offline Digital error
          Digital error (Eugene) 5 August 2020 20: 21
          +1
          Quote: 123
          He just smiles

          And it seemed to me (I must be baptized, I agree) that when he was shown the second time, he swallowed, right down to a second, since there is no desire to revise:

          https://youtu.be/Ap4VVepiT-M?t=95

          Try it yourself - smiling, swallow without changing facial expressions. smile

          Quote: 123
          Why did you decide that he was scared, especially by Russia?

          I just assumed no more. Because Lukashenka in this video scares his people with Russia. request

          Quote: 123
          Maybe he poses with hatred for you?

          I was not in that hall or on that stage. However, I have no reliable alibi. lol
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 4 August 2020 15: 55
    -3
    Wah. Everyone is bringing down the Maidan. Lukashenka is bringing down the Maidan. The Russian media are bringing down the Maidan.
    You can look at Russia and not be afraid of election fraud. Just nod your head in front of the screen and that's it.
    And the Military - who can you surprise with a detachment of mercenaries who have been waiting for weeks for a plane to Venezuela near Minsk? That everyone was overexcited?
  4. Alexander Zinoviev (Alexander Zinoviev) 5 August 2020 06: 47
    +1
    It's sad - such are absolutely Russia, just White-Russia, but come on ... I lost my mind. Ours is no better, which is a shame.
    1. Cherry Offline Cherry
      Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 5 August 2020 17: 36
      -1
      Where do you have it? Specify.
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  5. minby Offline minby
    minby 5 August 2020 19: 55
    0
    Not an article, but complete nonsense!
  6. Semens Offline Semens
    Semens (Semen) 5 August 2020 23: 27
    0
    That's what the authorities are doing with a simple collective farmer !!! Siganul from dirt to kings and the brain could not stand the overload ...
    But he could become a great politician for centuries, becoming the second Bogdan KHMELNYTSKY. I would put my son in the Russian system of power, and he himself would use young waitresses in his Sochi residence ... But he would rather be the head of a fly than the ass of an elephant ... you have to pay for all idiotic decisions, smart decisions bring profit ...
  7. vladimir mudov Offline vladimir mudov
    vladimir mudov (vladimir mudov) 6 August 2020 11: 49
    0
    I think Putin will "help" his friend-dictator to disperse the people at the demonstrations in Belarus by using firearms! Will see the reaction of the West .. To the shootings, and if the reaction of the USA and the West is not active enough, he will apply "THIS tactics" in Russia too!
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  8. DeGreen Offline DeGreen
    DeGreen 8 August 2020 07: 05
    0
    Luka wanted to sit on three chairs. Silly you.