Time of the month December 16, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
Yes, it’s that time of the month again. Or, to be more precise, the 16th, when we are asked to light a candle for Belarus. Hard to get any decent figures on this, of course, though organisers say it was more successful second time round than the first. This is the third month when, hopefully, lights will go out and candles will be lit.
It’s hard to know how effective this sort of protest is. But those opposed to Lukashenka can only do what they can. Today it has been announced that the presidential elections will be held on March 19th 2006, which doesn’t give Milinkevich and the opposition much more time to further his cause, but, on the positive side, perhaps suggests a hint of fear from the Lukashenka side in that the elections being held earlier means he wants to halt whatever momentum they have. One can but hope.