According to expert Dmitry Abzalov, if Trump remains president, then Lukashenka will have more room to maneuver.
According to Ukrainian political scientist Dmitry Abzalov, an uncertain atmosphere will prevail in the United States for several weeks after the election of the American president, so the issue with Belarus will be postponed at least until January.
Abazalov noted that Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko will have 2.5 months before the inauguration of the new American President on January 20, 2021.
If Joe Biden takes the post, he will most likely support the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
In response, Lukashenka can “intercept the summons” within 2.5 months and, for example, release Viktor Babariko, trying to negotiate with him.
The political scientist has no doubt that in the event of a new term of Trump’s presidency, Lukashenka will have more room for action, while Biden’s victory will mean serious difficulties for him.
Abzalov believes that Lukashenka has a choice – to experience tough pressure from the United States or to try to negotiate with the opposition.
If Biden comes to power, then, according to Abzalov, if the current Belarusian president does not act until January 20, it will be difficult for him to cope with the “sanctions mega-machine”.
Recall that the US presidential elections will be held on November 3, 2020.
Earlier TopNews wrote that Trump demanded to postpone the US elections due to the coronavirus. However, in the end, the vote will take place on the appointed day.