Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 12

More than 75% of Belarusian votersbacked President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s four referenda: to seek economicunity with Russia, to declare Russian a state language, to restore Soviet-erasymbols, and to grant the Belarusian president the right to dissolveparliament. In the parliamentary voting, only 20 of the 260 seats werefilled; the remainder will be subject to runoffs on May 28. Oppositionleaders said that the election was a sham because they had not been able tocampaign effectively after Lukashenko had denied them access to the media.The 200 international election observers confirmed this, Russian mediareported.

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