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Belarus: Longtime President Lukashenko wins sixth term

MOSCOW (AA): Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko has won a sixth term in office with a landslide of over 80% of the vote, the country’s election commission announced Monday.

Voter turnout in Sunday’s polls was over 84%, and the results of the election are considered “valid,” Lidia Ermoshina, head of the Central Election Commission, told reporters in the capital Minsk.

Although the results are preliminary, Ermoshina said she did not expect there would be a significant change after the final tally.

But opposition candidates protested the results, supported by thousands who took to the streets nationwide demanding a fair election.

The protesters raised their voices …read more

Source:: The Frontier Post