[QODLink]
Europe
Belarus politician looks to unite opposition
Yaroslav Romanchuk hints at another run for presidency in 2015, amid criticism of parliamentary polls.
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 20:20

Independent observers have delivered a damning verdict on Belarus' parliamentary elections saying that Sunday's vote was not free or competitive.

The opposition had called for a boycott of the elections, saying they were a sham even before they began.

Yaroslav Romanchuk, a veteran politician who ran for president in 2010 but lost to Alexander Lukashenko, is trying to unite the opposition.

He said change will come eventually and is hinting at another run for the presidency in 2015. 

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Minsk.

82

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
A tight race seems likely as 814 million voters elect leaders in world's largest democracy next week.
Featured
Deadly attacks on anti-mining activists in the Philippines part of a global trend, according to new report.
Activists say 'Honor Diaries' documentary exploits gender-based violence to further an anti-Islamic agenda.
As Syria's civil war escalates along the Turkish border, many in Turkey are questioning the country's involvement.
Treatment for autism in the region has progressed, but lack of awareness and support services remains a challenge.
The past isn't far away for a people exiled from Crimea by Russia and the decades it took to get home.
join our mailing list