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Alexander Lukashenko
Александр Лукашенко
Аляксандр Лукашэнка
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Lukashenko in June 2020
President of Belarus
Assumed office
20 July 1994
(Disputed since 23 September 2020)
Prime Minister
Preceded by Office established
Myechyslaw Hryb
(Chairman of the Supreme Soviet)
Chairman of the Supreme State Council of the Union State
Assumed office
26 January 2000
Chairman of the Council of Ministers
General Secretary
  • Pavel Borodin
  • Grigory Rapota
Preceded by Office established
Member of the Belarusian Supreme Council
(abolished 1996)
In office
1990–1994
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Position ended
(succeeded by: the National Assembly of Belarus)
Personal details
Born
Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko

30 August 1954 (1954-08-30) (age 67)
Kopys, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union
(now Belarus)
Political party Independent (1992–present)
Other political
affiliations
Spouse(s)
Galina Zhelnerovich (m. 1975)
Children
  • Viktor
  • Dmitry
  • Nikolai
Occupation
  • Politician
  • Army officer
Profession Economist
Salary $31,000 annual
Signature
Military service
Allegiance
Branch/service
Years of service
  • 1975–1977
  • 1980–1982
  • 1994–present
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Supreme Commander
(Podpolkovnik)
Alexander Lukashenko 2007
Alexander Lukashenko, 2007

Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko (born 30 August 1954) is the President of the country of Belarus. He has been its leader since 1994. He was the first leader of the country to be chosen by Belarus citizens.

Before becoming the leader, he belonged to the law making section of the government. He was also in the military of the Soviet Union and ran a factory that made things to help farming.

He has been called "Europe's last dictator".

His re-election in 2020 was seen as controversial with many saying it was rigged and unfair. His re-election caused many to protest against the election results. After the contested election, the European Union, United Kingdon, Canada, Ukraine and the United States do not recognize him as the legitimate president of Belarus.

In July 2020, he said that he had COVID-19 after telling people that to avoid the disease they should drink vodka.

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