What Next for Belarus? The View from the Opposition
Anna Kanopatskaya MP, United Civic Party, House of Representatives, Belarus
Anna Kanopatskaya and Yelena Anisim both won a seat in the parliamentary elections in September 2016, marking the opposition’s return to parliament after two decades. Anna Kanopatskaya will share her perspective on what opportunities this presents for the opposition and the challenges of avoiding their presence in parliament being used to legitimize the establishment’s policies. She will also comment on the current political situation in Belarus more broadly and discuss how the international community can best support the pro-democracy constituency in the country.
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.