Canada says it is deeply concerned by violence after Belarus elections


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  • Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada is "deeply concerned" by a police crackdown after a presidential election in Belarus and wants the government to show restraint, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Monday.

In a statement, Champagne said actions by the authorities had "further eroded the democratic legitimacy of the vote" and called for the results of Sunday's election "to reflect the will of the people."

(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Chris Reese)

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