Protests continue in Belarus over alleged fraud in Lukashenko re-election Tom Henry at 8:10 AM ET
[JURIST] For the fourth day in a row, hundreds of protestors gathered [JURIST report] at a central square in Minsk on Wednesday to oppose what they claimed were the rigged results of the Belarus [JURIST news archive] presidential election, defying threats of a government crackdown and the possibility of arrest [JURIST report]. Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko [official website; BBC profile], who has ruled for 12 years, won Sunday's elections with an official vote tally of 82.6 percent though independent monitors declared the election severely flawed [JURIST report] earlier this week. Opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich [Wikipedia profile; campaign website] who received 6 percent of the vote has rallied supporters to protest for a re-run of a poll.
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