Belarus Election – level 2
Alexander Lukashenko is a leader of Belarus, and he is considered the last dictator in Europe. He has been the president of Belarus since 1994, and this week, he won his sixth election.
Thousands of people filled the streets of the capital city, Minsk, and many other cities. People protested against the result of the election, and they said that officials manipulated the results. Lukashenko won over 80% of the votes. The opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, said that she had different information.
Tikhanovskaya is and English teacher, and she is not a skilled politician. Eight members of her staff ended up in prison last weekend.
Difficult words: dictator (a person with total power over a country), manipulate (to have control over something), staff (all the people who work for someone or in one company).
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