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Belarusian election commission says Lukashenko was re-elected by a landslide

Belarusian election commission says Lukashenko was re-elected by a landslide

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won reelection with 80% of the vote at the country's presidential election, the Central Election Commission cited preliminary results as saying on Monday.

MINSK Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won re-election with 80% of the vote at the country’s presidential election, the Central Election Commission cited preliminary results as saying on Monday.

Svetlana Tikhanouskaya, a former English teacher who emerged as Lukashenko’s main rival at the elections on Sunday, won 9.9% of the vote, the election commission said.

The preliminary results were announced after Belarusian police fired water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades in a crackdown on protests that erupted on Sunday

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  • First Published: August 10, 2020, 11:51 AM IST
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