Belarus votes for new president

Belarus votes for new president

World October 11, 2015 09:38

- Approximately seven million Belarusians go to the polls Sunday to elect a new president . Although polling stations yet to open , is now almost certain that the current president has nothing to fear from its competitors.

The 61 -year-old Alexander Lukashenko has been in power since 1994 in Belarus . He is regarded as Europe's last dictator. As far as Lukashenko, it will be Sunday again elected president and he is starting his fifth termijn.

Honderden people participated Saturday participated in a peaceful protest against his re-election. They demanded that the president resign indient.De last presidential elections in 2010 did not go smoothly. Hundreds of opponents of the regime of Lukashenko were arrested when the president protests showed precipitation. Lukashenko was then nearly 80 percent of the votes re-elected.

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