Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Belarus Vote Set To Extend President Lukashenko’s 16-year Rule

Posted by Info on 19/12/2010

Local media has reported that Lukashenko is likely to win a massive 72 per cent of the votes while his rival Andrei Sannikov is predicted to get 6.33 per cent. Opposition had already voiced allegations of election fraud by the ruling party in the country. Lukashenko is running against nine opposition candidates.

The poll, which began in the early hours of Sunday, witnessed participation from 65.2 per cent of the electorate. The Belarus Central Election Commission declared the elections as valid and maintained no violations were observed during the polls.More than 900 international and 18,000 local observers were in place to monitor the elections.

Opposition Claims Fraud As Belarus Votes For President

As voting got under way, several opposition candidates already were claiming fraud and election irregularities. They called for a demonstration at October Square in Minsk after the polls closed.


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