Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will not be able to stifle the protests. Fewer and fewer citizens support politics.
Former presidential candidate Andrei Dmitriev said that Alexander Lukashenko is trying to build a country where any dissent is prohibited. The head of the republic intimidates citizens with repression, but he will not be able to mock people for a long time. “The movement of changes cannot be stopped,” the oppositionist said.
Lukashenka uses security officials to put pressure on Belarusians. In early August, the president convinced riot police that the protesters wanted to crucify them. But four months later, they saw that the opposition was peaceful people who did not call for a violent seizure of power.
According to Dmitriev, the longer the power scenario develops in the republic, the stronger the position of security officials in power will become. Sooner or later they will want Alyaksandr Lukashenka to delegate some of the powers to them. But the president will definitely refuse them, which will lead to a drop in his authority.
The oppositionist said that the current head of the country does not have the political will and economic resources to remain in office for many months. All that Alexander Lukashenko can do today is to intimidate dissidents with violence and close the borders. However, he will fail.