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Monday, December 22, 2014


Getting Out The Vote In Belarus

Published 23 September 2012


Belarus is holding parliamentary elections that most of the opposition has boycotted. The vote is expected to elect a rubber-stamp parliament, with most powers remaining in the hands of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who has ruled Belarus since 1994.

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Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, accompanied by his son Mykalay, casts his ballot at a polling station in Minsk.

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Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich leaves a voting booth in Minsk.

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A woman reads a ballot before casting her vote into a portable ballot box in the village of Slobodschina.

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OSCE observers at a polling station in Vytebsk

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A woman casts her vote at a maternity ward in Mogilev.

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A woman holds her cat as she signs a form before casting her vote into a portable ballot box inside her house in the village of Slobodschina.

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A woman signs a form to receive a ballot before casting her vote in a portable ballot box near her house in the village of Skuraty.

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A voter casts her ballot in Minsk.

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Soldiers read information about the candidates at a polling station in Minsk.

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A soldier leaves a voting booth in Minsk.

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In the village of Svidna

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In the village of Svidna

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In the village of Svidna