Police and protesters clash in Belarus after Lukashenko wins sixth term

Police and protesters clash in Belarus after Lukashenko wins sixth term

The Central Election Commission of Belarus has announced the preliminary results of the presidential election.

Election officials have said country’s leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking more than 80.23% of the vote, while 9.9% of voters backed his main rival, opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.

Thousands of people took to the streets in a number of Belarusian cities and towns on Sunday night. A rights group reported that at least one person was killed after being knocked over by a police van.

The police used stun grenades to disperse protesters in Minsk. Lukashenko has not yet commented on the election results or the protests.

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