The Belarus opposition leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, is meeting with Boris Johnson today to ask the UK to tighten sanctions on her country. Tsikhanouskaya hopes that more stringent sanctions will put greater pressure on President Alexander Lukashenko. Under Lukashenko’s presidency, Belarus has not had free or fair elections, and is often described as ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’.
Conservative small-town mayor, Péter Márki-Zay, has unexpectedly won the primaries. He has an unorthodox biography for a populist.