Regional News • Europe
2020-08-09T22:16:02+00:00

Belarus election: Lukashenko receives nearly 80%, violent clashes are happening over alleged election fraud

The long term authoritarian president of Belarus has received nearly 80 percent of the votes in the elections according to preliminary exit polls. Following the announcement of the preliminary results and the claim from the Honest People association that observers found over 5096 violations, protests have broken out and turned violent.

The internet has gone down for parts of the country as the protests continue. Multiple opposition politicians had been detained by the police over the past days and weeks which already lead to tension upcoming to the election.

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