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Belarus protesters build barricades as they clash with police after vote- RIA

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MINSK - Protesters in Minsk began erecting barricades to shield themselves from law enforcement amid clashes after an election that put Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on the path to claim his sixth consecutive term, RIA news agency reported.
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Ambulances rush to scene of Minsk protests after Belarus presidential vote: Interfax

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MOSCOW - Several ambulances were seen rushing to the scene of protests that erupted in central Minsk after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another election win on Sunday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Belarus Says Longtime Leader Is Re-elected in Vote Critics Call Rigged

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Amid heavy repression and the most serious dissent in President Aleksandr Lukashenko's 26 years in power, a government exit poll said he had won almost 80 percent of the vote.
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Police crack down on protests as longtime Belarus leader set for landslide election win

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MINSK - Belarus police fired stun grenades and began detentions in a crackdown on protests that erupted as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another election win on Sunday in the face of the biggest challenge in years to his grip on power.
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Police crack down on protests as longtime Belarus leader set for landslide election win

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MINSK - Belarus police cracked down on protests that erupted as veteran President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another landslide election victory on Sunday in the face of the biggest challenge in years to his grip on power.
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Tainted election leads to lopsided results in Belarus

Tainted election leads to lopsided results in Belarus

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MINSK - Authoritarian incumbent President Aleksander Lukashenko won 79.7 percent of the vote in Belarus' presidential election, according to an exit poll released immediately after voting ended Sunday evening - in a campaign marked by the arrest and intimidation of opposition candidates.
The poll, conducted by the government-run Youth Laboratory of Sociological Studies, gave lead opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 6.8 percent; independent polls are banned. The Central Election Commission said early results would be released after midnight, with a more complete vote count coming on...
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Lukashenko set for landslide win in Belarus presidential election

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Official exit poll gives strongman 79.7 percent of vote, with main challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at 6.8 percent.
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Longtime Belarus leader set for landslide election win amid protests

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MINSK - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko was on course for another landslide election victory on Sunday while struggling to contain street protests that pose the biggest challenge in years to the man who has ruled for a quarter of a century.
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Polls close in Belarus presidential election that saw a record turnout

Polls close in Belarus presidential election that saw a record turnout

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The polls have closed in the presidential election in Belarus, which took place amid large-scale anti-government protests and accusations of a crackdown on the opposition by longtime President Alexander Lukashenko.
The Central Election Committee said that at 79 percent of the population took part in the vote by 18:00 on Saturday, pointing out that it's a “very high number.” Queues were reported at some polling stations, with one of the candidates even having to wait to cast his vote.
There were also lines at Belarusian embassies around the globe as citizens living abroad were able to...
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