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People in Belorussia saw the misery ordinary Russians experienced due to these policies and want no part of it.  You don't understand - democracy IS synonymous with chaos in Russia and Belorussia (and Ukraine to an extent).

That is due to bad leaders and bad policy implementations and not because of the system as such.  And no, I don't believe for a second that democracy IS synonymous with chaos in neither Russia nor Belorussia and certainly not in Ukraine.  If implemented correctly, that might even mean gradually, democracy is only a blessing for the people.

You throw around the "authoritarian" moniker without even thinking about it.  Is a leader indeed authoritarian if the majority of the population support him?  Is Bush authoritarian?  I don't think even the most ardent liberal would seriously venture to make that claim in public.

As I said in my previous comment the label of "authoritarianism" is very much corroborated by Lukhashenka himself so if you don't believe me then believe him. Yes, a leader can be very much authoritarian even if he is supported by the people in ancient Greece the people even elected a dictator in times of crisis.  And yes, Bush has a lot of authoritarian characteristics, not as much as Lukashenka, but he is well on his way.  

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Thu Mar 23rd, 2006 at 07:33:16 PM EST
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