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Belarus to inaugurate Lukashenko as president within two months - TASS cites election authority

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Belarusian central election committee said on Wednesday veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko would be inaugurated as president for a new term within the next two months, but that no date had yet been set, the TASS news agency reported.

Lukashenko is facing a groundswell of public anger over allegations of election rigging at a disputed Aug. 9 presidential vote. His opponents want him out and for a new election to be held.

Writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Polina Ivanova

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