09 august 2020

Belarus holds election as street protests rattle long-ruling president


Open this photo in gallery People queue outside a polling station to cast their votes in the presidential election in Barauliany (Borovlyany), Belarus, Aug. 9, 2020. VASILY FEDOSENKO/Reuters Belarus voted in an election on Sunday pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the biggest challenge in years against the man who has ruled the country for a quarter of century. The 65-year-old Lukashenko is almost certain to win a sixth consecutive [...]