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Alexander Lukashenko is the leader of Belarus. Since 2006, he and other Belarusian officials have been the subject of sanctions for human rights violations. The 2020 election was not recognized by the EU and others.
Before his career as a politician, Lukashenko worked as director of a state-owned agricultural farm and spent time with the Soviet army. He voted against the independence of Belarus from the Soviet Union. He has retained Soviet-era policies, and his authoritarian style of government has led Western journalists to label him "Europe's last dictator." The 2020 election was not recognized by the EU and others. Here you can find an automatic compilation of DW content referring to Alexander Lukashenko.