The theatre goes on. Alexander Lukashenko will continue in his long running 'role' as president of Belarus. One cannot say 'elected,' 'endorsed' or even 'confirmed.' Not only would none of these be true, they would simply not be believable. As has been said, the only question in this piece of performance art was whether Lukashenko would choose to win by 72%, 79% or even more absurd, 83% of the vote, based upon the delusion that 'believability' was possible and that the Belarusian population can be kept silent.