Former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is unlikely to come back to power after the July 11 vote, analysts say.
Mariya Petkova is a Bulgarian journalist covering the Middle East, the Balkans and Eastern Europe.
The space for independent media is shrinking as moguls monopolise the industry, but some have hope for the future.
Daily infection rates reached a record high days before Sunday’s vote, in which new populist groups will participate.
While protest activity may be declining, analysts say Lukashenko may not last until the next presidential election.
Moscow managed to preserve the Syrian regime, but it has failed to achieve all its goals in Syria.
The recent violence aims to derail the Iraqi protest movement ahead of the 2021 elections, analysts and activists say.
From August 21-28, 13 films by Iraqi filmmakers will be livestreamed for free.
President Alexander Lukashenko’s defiant rhetoric has stoked fears of a Ukrainian scenario in Belarus.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has emerged as the main opponent of the Belarusian president in the August 9 vote.
Analysts say powerful business interests and ‘state capture’ have led to the current political crisis.