Supporters of opposition candidates face harassment

  • 2006-01-18
  • By Robert Parsons
RFE/RL - Belarus goes to the polls to elect a president on March 19, but this is an election with a difference. As many as seven candidates will be vying for the popular vote 's but no one doubts the outcome, not even the opposition leaders still struggling to gather enough support to join the contest. Alexander Milinkevich is the leader of the united opposition and is widely seen as the strongest of President Alexander Lukashenko's challengers. Yet even he concedes that the task of ousting Lukashenko is beyond his powers 's at least this time around. "It's impossible to beat Lukashenko in ...
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