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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Belarus Talks Stall

MINSK, Belarus -- Long-awaited talks between Belarus' authorities and the opposition to ensure a fair election stalled Tuesday when most opposition parties stayed away and called for a live broadcast of the proceedings.

Only seven of 18 parties took part in a meeting with Sergei Posokhov, political aide to President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been urged by the West to uphold full democratic principles in the Oct. 15 vote.