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Violent protests in Belarus as President Lukashenko claims “landslide” election victory

There have been clashes between protesters and riot police in Belarus following claims by the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko that he has won a landslide election victory.
Main streets in the capital Minsk were sealed and police used rubber bullets, tear gas and water canon in attempts to dispel demonstrators.

A state-run exit poll also claimed that the country's authoritarian leader had won the general election by a wide margin. Political opponents have said there has been widespread election fraud.

Alexander Lukashenko has been in power for 26 years. He’s been battling a wave of discontent over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the economy, and human rights.
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