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Belarus: Will new elections yield new results?
Parliamentary elections to take place on September 11 in Belarus, Europe's "last dictatorship".
343 points by Al Jazeera English | Election Elections Belarus Alexander Lukashenko Voting Preselection Voter turnout Voting system
Belarusian booted from Paralympics for carrying Russian flag
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Belarusian sports ministry employee who marched with a Russian flag in Wednesday's opening ceremony has been booted out of the Paralympics. The International Paralympic Committee says "the individual was quickly identified during the ceremony as a guest of the Belarus secretary general who should ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Olympic Games Alexander Lukashenko International Paralympic Committee Paralympic Games Russia Belarus Rio de Janeiro Disabled sports
Voting Vader: Chewbacca, Pink Panther cast ballots in Belarus election (VIDEO)
In Belarus' parliamentary election, every vote counts. Just ask Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and the Pink Panther – all of whom cast their ballots at the polls. The results were almost as fascinating, with two opposition leaders managing to win seats. Read Full Article at RT.com
203 points by Russia Today | Belarus Darth Vader Alexander Lukashenko Election Voting Elections SpongeBob SquarePants Democracy
With eye on West, Belarus votes in slightly freer election
MINSK (Reuters) - Lawmakers loyal to hardline Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko look set to retain power in an election on Sunday, but the easing of restrictions on opposition candidates could help the ex-Soviet nation further improve ties with the West.
76 points by Reuters | Belarus Russia Belarusian language United States Election Minsk Voting Alexander Lukashenko