Belarus opposition prepares mass strikes after Lukashenko ignores deadline to quit

By Reuters

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko defied an ultimatum to surrender power by midnight on Sunday, challenging his opponents to make good on their threat to paralyse the country with a national strike. Eleven weeks after a disputed presidential election, the crisis in the former Soviet republic entered a new phase with the expiry of the “People's Ultimatum” set by opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Lukashenko's refusal to quit after 26 years in power will test whether the opposition has the mass support it needs to bring enterprises across the country of 9.5 million people to a halt.

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