In Belarus, Veteran Leader Alexander Lukashenko Faces Unexpected Challenger

MOSCOW—Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, just one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders, is going through an unparalleled problem

MOSCOW—Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, just one of Europe’s longest-serving leaders, is going through an unparalleled problem from a 37-12 months-outdated newcomer forward of Sunday’s presidential election, a indication of the groundswell of frustration with Mr. Lukashenko’s 26-12 months reign.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has tapped Belarusians’ anger in excess of allegations of human legal rights abuses, economic stagnation, and Mr. Lukashenko’s erratic handling of the coronavirus disaster. The widespread disappointment has pushed tens of countless numbers of persons to consider to…