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Milinkevich Out As Head Of Belarus Opposition Coalition

May 28, 2007 -- Alyaksandr Milinkevich has been voted out of his post as the head of the opposition coalition in Belarus.

At an opposition congress meeting in Minsk on May 27, Milinkevich was replaced as coalition head by a collective leadership of four coleaders.

The congress also backed a call for "constructive dialogue with the authorities."

Milinkevich said he would stay with the opposition, but plans to form a new "movement."

Milinkevich challenged President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in last year's presidential election, and led opposition protests following the vote.

(RFE/RL 28.v.07)

 
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