Belarus: Lukashenko looks for sixth victory in tough contest

Three Russian opposition activists have been detained as they travelled to Belarus to observe a tense presidential election.
President Alexander Lukashenko is facing the strongest opposition yet to his leadership.
He is expected to declare victory after Sunday’s elections, his sixth in 25 years.
But the opposition says it will fight the election results in court.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports from Minsk.

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Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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