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Voting begins in Belarus election
all 110 seates of the lowers house of parliament in belarus are currently occupied by politicians who back mr lukashenko .
as have cast his vote, opposition leader alexandr kozulin said he was taking part to show the international community that the elections are fraudulent .
the opposition has united into two blocs for the election, having had no success in the 2004 poll .
around 70 opposition can didates have been allowed to run for parliament, which iipls dominated by president alexander lukas henko's supporters .
correspondents say mr lukashenko, who chas been trying to improve relations with the west as his ties cool with neighbouring russia .