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    Polls open in Belarus as opposition stays away

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    In the city of Minsk and across Belarus polls have opened for the country's parliamentary election. The two main opposition parties have boycotted the ballot.

    President Alexander Lukashenko who has held power in the former Soviet country since 1994 was flanked by his son as he cast his vote. The election comes two years after Lukashenko won a landslide presidential election.