MINSK, Aug 10 (Reuters) - The opposition in Belarus rejected official election results handing President Alexander Lukashenko a landslide re-election win on Monday, saying the poll was rigged and that talks needed to begin on a peaceful power transfer.
In power since 1994, former Soviet collective farm manager Lukashenko is facing the biggest challenge in years to his rule amid anger over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the economy and his human rights record.
> Opposition calls poll win illegitimate
> Police in Belarus crack down on protests
> Voters tire of Soviet-style economy
> Belarusian 'Joan of Arc' rallies thousands
> Russia turns on Belarus over mercenary plot
> Exile pins hopes on 'Joan of Arc'
> Three women challenge president
> Loyalists turn on president
> 'Cockroach' protests rattle president
> Some spurn president's COVID-19 advice (Compiled by Matthias Williams; Editing by Andrew Osborn and Catherine Evans)