10 august 2020

Official results hand Belarusian leader Lukashenko re-election victory, opposition protests


MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko won a landslide re-election victory, the central election commission said on Monday, after bloody clashes between riot police and thousands of protesters who said the poll was rigged. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko reacts as he visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. Sergei Gapon/Pool via REUTERS Figures from the election commission said Lukashenko had won 80% of the vote [...]