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Exit Polls Give Belarus Imcumbent Lead
2006-03-19
Exit poll results gave hard-line incumbent Alexander Lukashenko an overwhelming lead in Sunday's presidential vote in the former Soviet republic of Belarus, and the opposition candidate said he would not recognize the results. The statement by opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich stoked concerns of a violent confrontation between police and opposition supporters. Milinkevich called on supporters to gather in protest despite a ban on election-day gatherings.
Posted by:Fred

#1  Exit polls are useless. In addition to Lukashenko's complete control of police and media, groups (like students) most likely to vote against Lukashenko were forced to vote a few days prior. Those ballots will be examined and replaced. It's not who votes that count, but who counts the votes.
Posted by: ed   2006-03-19 20:31  

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