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I don’t have time to provide up to the minute coverage of the Belarusian elections. There are many places you can go to get it and they all do a much better job than I can. Robert Mayer at Publius Pundit has updates as well as links to find blog updates. As mentioned before br23 blog is a good place to go. One can always do a Google news search for Belarus. Hundreds of articles are listed there. And to repeat, RFE/RL has special coverage of the elections. I find the NY Times piece on the Belarusian countryside and why Lukashenka is popular there a good perspective since news tends to focus on Minsk.

For my part, I intend to write a piece that reflects on the elections and what they mean after the smoke clears. That is if it does clear.

Suffice to say, with Lukashenka declaring 82% of the vote with 92% voting, it clear that the oppositions claim that the elections are a farce are solid.