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Belarus holds parliamentary election as strongman leader keeps grip


MINSK: Belarus voted on Sunday in parliamentary elections that will be closely watched by the West to see how much leeway President Alexander Lukashenko will allow opposition candidates while keeping his grip on power.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he addresses the media after casting his vote during the parliamentary election in Minsk, Belarus November 17, 2019. Photo: Reuters
Lukashenko, 65, has ruled the East European country with an iron fist for a quarter of a century, but has begun allowing some opposition in a bid to foster ties with the West as relations with Moscow sputter.
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Source:: The Himalayan Times

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