On March 19, 2006, Belarussian President Alexander Grigorievich Lukashenko (born 1954), former political instructor of the Red Army and former state farm director (State Farm) was reelected with 93% of the vote.
Finding that this electoral score "does not pass psychologically", he admitted that he falsified the results.
"At the last election, 93% of Belarusians voted for me, I gave the order so the score is not 93% but about 80%. Because over 90%, it does not pass not psychologically", he said in an interview with the newspaper Izvestia in August 2008.
The Election Commission has fixed the rate 83%, in an election denounced as non undemocratic by the West.
Admirer of Stalin, whose statue stands in the capital Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko runs this former Soviet republic with an iron fist since 10 July 1994 and was trained by the administration of George W. Bush as the "last dictator in Europe".
In November 1995, he told to the Handelsblatt newspaper: "Everything was under the influence of Adolf Hitler, Germany was not bad. (...) The German order had reached its peak under Hitler. C is equivalent to our idea of a presidential republic and the role of head of state. "
Indépendant of the Soviet Union since August 25, 1991, Belarus or Belarusian, country of 207,600 km2 is populated by 9,480,223 people.