https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belarus-election-idUSKBN27A116

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko defied an ultimatum to surrender power by midnight on Sunday, challenging his opponents to make good on their threat to paralyse the country with a national strike. People attend an opposition rally to reject the Belarusian presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus October 25, 2020. BelaPAN via REUTERS. Eleven weeks after a disputed presidential election, the crisis in the former Soviet republic entered a new phase with the expiry of the “People’s Ultimatum” set by opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Lukashenko’s refusal to quit after 26 years in power will test whether the opposition has the mass support it ne... Full story

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