Ig Nobel Prize winner says he retains presidency of his country

Alexander Lukashenko, who in 2013 was awarded an Ig Nobel Peace prize, has announced that he will again and still be President of his country. BBC News reports, on August 10, 2020: “Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled for 26 years, claimed he had won a landslide victory in an election marred by accusations of vote-rigging….”

A Prize-winning President Who Gets No Applause

The 2013 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Alexander Lukashenkopresident of Belarus, for making it illegal to applaud in public, AND to the Belarus State Police, for arresting a one-armed man for applauding.