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The Belarusian opposition was nominated by the European Parliament’s three most powerful political groups, the center-right European People’s Party, the center-left S&D Progressive Alliance and the liberal Renew Europe group.
This is not the first year that Belarusians have won the famous prize. In 2004, the Belarusian Association of Journalists won for “aiming to ensure freedom of speech.” Two years later, in 2006, opposition politician Alexander Milinkevich won the award.
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