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Candidate Profile: Ales Michalevich

Michalevich, 35, has a degree in political science and law from Belarusian State University, where he headed the Belarusian Students’ Association, a group dedicated to protecting the rights of students.

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Dec, 01

Candidate Profile: Alyaksandr Lukashenka

A former collective farm director, Lukashenka was elected to parliament in 1990, where he led an anti-corruption commission.

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Dec, 01

Candidate Profile: Rygor Kastusev

Rygor Kastusev, 53, is a member of the Belarusian Popular Front. He graduated from the Belarusian State Agricultural Academy and later worked as an engineer and director of a Belarusian-Ukrainian company.

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Dec, 01