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Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures during a news conference in Minsk, December 20. 2010
Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

Open quoteOpenness and transparency were so high that people mistook these elections for a reality show.Close quote

  • President of Belarus, responding to harsh assessments of Sunday's election — which he won — by Western monitors who point to apparent fraud in the vote tally
Photo: Gleb Garanich / Reuters | Source: New York Times