6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

2015 Belarusian Election Debrief with Opposition Candidate Tatiana Korotkevich

Tatiana Korotkevich is the only candidate from the democratic opposition who competed in the 2015 presidential election in Belarus. She is also the first woman registered as a presidential candidate in the country's history. Though the elections were strongly criticized by the OSCE, Ms. Korotkevich used her candidacy to discuss “bread and butter” issues with citizens outside of the opposition’s usual constituency.

For a discussion of the 2015 presidential election and political climate in Belarus, Korotkevich was joined by the leader of the "Tell the Truth" party Andrei Dmitriev, and by Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz.


  • Tatiana Korotkevich

    2015 Belarusian Presidential Candidate, "Tell the Truth" Party
  • Andrey Dmitriev

    Leader of Party, "Tell the Truth" Party
  • Hon. Kenneth S. Yalowitz

    Global Fellow
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-1997 and to Georgia from 1998-2001; former Career Diplomat and Member of the Senior Foreign Service, U.S. Department of State; former Director of the Dickey Center for International Understanding, Dartmouth College