Elections in Belarus. How different are they in Belarus and in the West? 🎙

B for Belarus #9 (2019-10-23) expert talk about Belarus with Vladimir Baranich and Yaroslav Romanchuk

  • Why about half of Belarusians believe we have democratic elections in Belarus?
  • Early voting as a means to ensure the turnout and the needed result.
  • Observation under strict control of the authorities. Vote count as a sacred ritual of the authorities – for their eyes only.
  • Why are so many people (over 550) who are eager to take part in the political performance called “parliamentary elections”?
  • Growing dissatisfaction with democracy in the West and in Europe. People are growing more skeptical about their governing elite.

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About the participants
  • Vladimir Baranich is a country consultant and media analyst – aka Lad Bar (the founder of the ExpAt.by).
  • Yaroslav Romanchuk currently works as the President of the Scientific Research Mises Center.

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