Belarus’ domestic politics
On 18 February 2018, Belarusians elected their representatives to local councils.
When a soldier died on one of its military bases, this situation again drew attention to the contradictions among the security forces of Belarus.
Western officials and the news media have for years routinely described President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus as “the last dictator of Europe.”
The national security, defense and law enforcement agencies of Belarus are becoming more powerful, therefore raising concerns that the President no longer controls them as he himself is under their control.