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Belarus leader says there will be no new election 'until you kill me' - media

FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko gestures as he delivers a speech during a rally of his supporters near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 16, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko told workers on Monday that there would be no new presidential election after a disputed Aug. 9 vote “until you kill me”, Belarusian media reported.

“We held elections already. Until you kill me, there will be no other elections,” he was quoted by the media outlet as telling workers at a tractor plant.

Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky, Andrew Osborn, Maxim Rodionov; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Hugh Lawson