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Belarus election: Germany threatens sanctions over Lukashenko?s controversial win

Belarus election: Germany threatens sanctions over Lukashenko?s controversial win

The EU should reconsider its decision to lift previously-imposed sanctions against Belarus "in the light of the past weeks and days," said Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, following a controversial election win for President Alexander Lukashenko that sparked mass protests.following a controversial election win for President Alexander Lukashenko that sparked mass protests.

There was really no sign of free elections, added Maas, speaking in Berlin after a meeting with his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha.

Earlier, German officials voiced "strong doubts — and from our point of view justified doubts — about the conduct of the elections in Belarus," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told a press conference on Monday.

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