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Martes, 19 de octubre de 2004 - 09:55 GMT
Referendo en Bielorusia

The Belarus electoral commission announced on Sunday that the referendum had approved the lifting of the constitutional ban on a third consecutive term for President Lukashenko.

This report from Steve Rosenberg:

He's already established one of the most authoritarian regimes in Europe. Now Alexander Lukashenko is set to tighten his grip on power. According to preliminary results in Belarus's national referendum, President Lukashenko has won enough support to allow him to change the constitution and to run again for president.

This has been a controversial vote, accompanied by widespread allegations of electoral fraud. The BBC has been shown what appears to be evidence of ballot papers which had been ticked in support of the President before being handed out to voters.

Later today election monitors from the OSCE are due to reveal their concerns about the poll. President Lukashenko though is unlikely to care. He's denounced western criticism before as interference in his country's internal affairs and he's called on his people to pay no attention.

Steve Rosenberg, BBC News, Minsk

authoritarian
autoritario está por afirmarse aún más en el poder

run again for
presentarse nuevamente como candidato

electoral procedures
procedimientos electorales

controvertial
controvertido

electoral fraud
fraude electoral

handed out
entregados

unlikely to care
no le prestará atención

denounced
denunció

interference
interferencia

to pay no attention
no prestar atención



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