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Latest News Wires International monitors say Belarus election neither free nor fair (+video)

The European Union and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe have dismissed parliamentary elections in Belarus as a sham, further isolating the landlocked state from the West. 

By Richard BalmforthReuters, Andrei MakhovskyReuters / September 24, 2012

Sergei Grits/AP

International monitors and the European Union on Monday dismissed Belarus's parliamentary election as a sham exercise, increasing the isolation of President Alexander Lukashenko.