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What Next for Belarus? The View from the Opposition

Chatham House, London


Anna Kanapatskaya MP, United Civic Party, House of Representatives, Belarus


Anna Kanapatskaya and Yelena Anisim both won a seat in the parliamentary elections in September 2016, marking the opposition’s return to the parliament after two decades. Anna Kanapatskaya will share her perspective on what opportunities this presents for the opposition and the challenges of avoiding having their presence in the parliament 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. She will offer brief initial remarks followed by an hour for questions and discussion.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.