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Belarusian leader Lukashenko replaces heads of KGB and security council: Belta - Metro US

Belarusian leader Lukashenko replaces heads of KGB and security council: Belta

Belarusian President Lukashenko chairs a meeting in Minsk

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has appointed new heads of the KGB security service, the security council and the state control committee amid protests and strikes over a disputed election, the official Belta news agency reported on Thursday.

Lukashenko said he won an Aug. 9 presidential election by a landslide, but protesters say it was marred by massive vote-rigging allegations and have taken to the streets for more than three weeks demanding he step down.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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