President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus is seeking a sixth term in office in an election he is both tipped to win but which is also likely to be his toughest challenge yet.
He won previous elections by a landslide but the votes were condemned by election observers.
This time though he has a prominent rival in a 37-year-old who is running in place of her jailed husband.
Belarus has also seen large opposition protests and a row with Russia.
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Belarus’ leader faces toughest challenge yet in Sunday vote — AP
Belarus opposition member briefly detained on eve of presidential election — Reuters
Belarus opposition candidate’s campaign manager detained before presidential vote — France 24
Belarus: Police arrest activists, journalists ahead of vote — DW
Leading Belarus opposition candidate’s campaign manager detained — Al Jazeera
‘Europe’s last dictator’ up for reelection, faces unprecedented challenge to his rule — ABC News
They might not win, but 3 women are ‘giving hope’ to Belarus with an unlikely presidential bid — NBC
Meet the unlikely candidate taking on Alexander Lukashenko to become Belarus’ next president — DW