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BELARUS ELEC­TION

- European Politics · Politics · Elections · Belarus · Alexander Lukashenko

Huge protests have erupted across Belarus, fol­low­ing elec­tion re­sults that saw cur­rent Pres­i­dent Alexan­der Lukashenko win with 80% of the vote. Since the re­sult came out, there have been ac­cu­sa­tions of wide­spread vote-rig­ging (cheat­ing). The main op­po­si­tion can­di­date, Svet­lana Tikhanovsk­aya, says she con­sid­ers her­self the elec­tion win­ner, but is thought to have fled the coun­try. More than 3,000 peo­ple have been ar­rested, hun­dreds in­jured and one per­son is thought to have died in clashes with the po­lice.

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