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Belarus' Lukashenko reshuffles govt, names new PM

MINSK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko named Mikhail Myasnikovich the country’s new prime minister in a government reshuffle that comes less than two weeks after the presidential election.

Lukashenko, elected to his fourth term on Dec. 19, also replaced four of the five serving deputy ministers.

“Myasnikovich has been named the prime minister,” the president’s press service told Reuters on Tuesday.

Myasnikovich, an academician, replaces Sergei Sidorsky who was the country’s prime minister since 2003. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; Writing by Lidia Kelly, Editing by Thomas Grove)

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