10 august 2020

Opposition in Belarus says Lukashenko's re-election win is illegitimate


MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya rejected on Monday official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide victory, saying the poll was rigged and that protests which turned bloody on Sunday would continue. The central election commission had earlier said Lukashenko won 80% of the vote in Sunday’s election, while Tikhanouskaya, a former English teacher who emerged from obscurity to become his main rival, took just 9.9%. Foreign [...]