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Belarus to hold referendum on constitutional changes, says Lukashenko

FILE PHOTO: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. Sergei Gapon/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday the country would hold referendum on constitutional changes, the Belta state news agency reported.

Lukashenko, who has faced weekly protests since claiming victory in an Aug. 9 election his opponents say was rigged, did not say when such a referendum would be held.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Alison Williams

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