Self-exiled Belarus presidential contender pins hopes on new ’Joan of Arc’

Self-exiled Belarus presidential contender pins hopes on new ’Joan of Arc’

A presidential contender who fled Belarus citing fear for his freedom said the country’s opposition is pinning its hopes on a candidate he characterized as a ’Joan of Arc’. Valery Tsepkalo, who was this month barred from running in an Aug. 9 election, fled to Russia. Tsepkalo hopes the opposition unites behind Svetlana Tikhanouskaya. President Lukashenko has ruled for over a quarter of a century.

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