August 9, 2020

Belarus presidential challenger demands ‘honest election’

Minsk (AFP) – The main opposition candidate challenging Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko demanded a fair election as she cast her ballot in the presidential poll on Sunday.”I really want the election to be honest, because if the authorities have nothing to fear, if all the people are for Alexander Grigoryevich (Lukashenko), then we will agree with that,” Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said as she cast her ballot in the capital Minsk.The 37-year-old English teacher and translator’s campaign has emerged as the biggest challenge in years to Lukashenko, who has ruled the ex-Soviet country of 9.5 …


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