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US News Presidential election in Belarus: a trio of women attacking Lukashenko

09:15  09 august  2020
09:15  09 august  2020 Source:   lejdd.fr

Record rally of the opposition in Belarus, ten days before the presidential election

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Avec Svetlana ­Tikhanovskaïa comme figure de proue, candidate par défaut à la présidentielle en Biélorussie dimanche, elles défient le dictateur au pouvoir depuis 1994. L'une d'entre elles, Maria Kalesnikava, a été arrêtée samedi soir par la police. © Reuters

With Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa as a figurehead, presidential candidate by default in Belarus on Sunday, they challenge the dictator in power since 1994. One of them, Maria Kalesnikava, was arrested on Saturday evening by the police.

Here is a funny candidate! Its only goal, to help the return of democracy, and if it is elected, to ensure the current affairs the time to organize free elections, then to return home. It is with this astonishing program that Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, always accompanied by opponents Veranika Tsapkala and Maria Kalesnikava, dares to challenge Sunday in the polls Alexander Loukachenko, the Belarusian president in power since 1994 . Him, the embodiment of strength and grip. And yet who sees his authority contested by a "small" trio of women. On Saturday evening, Maria Kalesnikava was arrested and then released by the police.

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The reasons for this brief arrest have not yet been communicated. But this echoes another arrest that took place Saturday evening: that of Maria Moroz, the head of the campaign staff of the opposition candidate. She "will probably not be released before Monday", ie after the poll, said a spokeswoman, adding that the reason for her arrest was also unknown.

"Good to be at home"

Sunday morning, the situation was still confused and the course of this election day remains unpredictable. In May, the strongman of Minsk slammed his fist on the table and recalled: "Our constitution is not made for women, our society is not ready to vote for them, because the president has a lot of powers."

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President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus at a parade marking the end of World War II last month in Minsk.Credit Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters. Mr. Lukashenko has won five presidential elections in a row, and they have often been accompanied by tough crackdowns.

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A few weeks later, tens of thousands of Belarusians thronged across the country to the meetings of the three opponents. In the streets of Minsk, more and more motorists are honking their horns and pedestrians spontaneously applaud to encourage and salute their courage. If they have succeeded where many opponents have failed in the last twenty years, it is precisely because they are women. The mistake of Lukashenko, known to be misogynist, is to have considered that they were only "good to be at home".

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Not even worthy of being arrested, as was the husband of Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa, a very famous blogger. "They have achieved a feat, according to Katsiaryna Shmatsina, analyst at the Belarusian Center for Strategic Studies (BISS). They have unified the opposition, a very masculine environment, divided for years. Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa, in her speeches, speaks of her emotions, she doesn't try to behave 'like a guy'. And yet, she has established herself as a credible leader. This is totally new in Belarus, and the public is embracing it overwhelmingly. "

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A very conventional speech

The popular enthusiasm aroused by Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa can also be explained by the absence of controversial subjects addressed during the campaign. “She does not hold feminist speeches, says that she is a 'good wife', a 'good mother', continues Katsiaryna Shmatsina. This is what allows her to bring together so many, otherwise there would be a lot less people to its meetings. " Former English teacher, Svetlana Tikhanovskaïa has also given up her career to take care of her two children. She shares very conservative ideas with her husband, rooted in the Orthodox religion, and assures us that she would rather "stay at home grilling chops rather than campaigning".

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With her husband, their ideal is to have her little piece of land and a bottle of vodka!

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"The old Soviet standards still apply, Katsiaryna Shmatsina still believes. very paternalistic. Even today, 181 professions are prohibited for women, so as not to harm their 'reproductive rights', as a driver or firefighter. " In meetings, men do not shake hands with women. "They don't even ask themselves the question, so I openly extend my hand to them," said Inna, 26, a theater producer and fervent supporter of the triumvirate. "I would so much like this candidacy to make a difference for women, but honestly , I have very little hope. "

If this lack of a program ensures the trio exceptional popularity, although impossible to quantify (the polls are a state privilege), it cringes some young voters, like Marija, 22, who has already launched her own company: "I really like Svetlana, but she doesn't understand us. With her husband, their ideal is to have a small piece of land and a bottle of vodka! It is the opposite of my aspirations . But I hate Lukashenko, and I want Belarusians to be free, so I will vote for her. " But in Belarus, the Constitution is not made for women. It was made only for him.

The European Union will impose sanctions on Belarus to put an end to the repression .
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