Lukashenko is not authoritarian in a classic sense.

I can paint a picture of Lukashenko or anyone can do this standing in front of the government saying “Lukashenko! You are an asshole”. We can read anything on the Internet. There’s no censorship. In my opinion, our government is labeled authoritarian for the following reason

Belarus is in an important geographical region between Russia and NATO. We are labeled authoritarian because we are good friends of Russia.