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Belarus' Parliamentary Election More Open, but Still Marred by ‘Irregularities’

Voters in Belarus went to the polls Sunday in a legislative election marred by the kind of irregularities that have characterized previous ballots in the former Soviet state. Still, two female opposition leaders managed to win seats in the parliament's lower house. In Sunday's election, 484 candidates, most of them current government officials, competed for the lower parliamentary house's 110 seats. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which...

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