Belarus opposition slams elections

Hundreds of opposition supporters in Belarus have staged a rally after pro-government candidates won all 100 parliamentary seats.

More than 400 monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to observe the elections observed Sunday elections at the request of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

However, the opposition supporters gathered in the streets of Minsk to object to the ballot and demand the West not to recognize the elections.

Up to 800 opposition activist, carrying banners reading 'No to unfair election', took part in the protest.

A total of 263 candidates, including 70 from the opposition, were competing for the 110 parliamentary seats.

Results of the other 10 seats, including nine where opposition candidates are standing, are due later on Monday. None of the opposition candidates running in the remaining districts are well known.

Despite the oppositions call, the EU has announced that if the election goes well, it may ease or lift its sanctions against the country, Reuters reported.



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