CEC of Belarus finalises results of Presidential elections
The final results of Belarus’ Presidential elections confirm that Alexander Lukashenko has been elected to the post, supported by 5,102,478 votes (83.5 percent)
According to the CEC data, as many as 201,945 voters (3.3 percent) voted in favour of Sergei Gaidukevich. Tatiana Korotkevich won 271,426 votes (4.4 percent) while Nikolai Ulakhovich polled 102,131 (1.7 percent). 386,225 voters didn’t support any of the candidates and 48,808 (0.8 percent) of voting papers were acknowledged as invalid.
“7,008,682 people were on the electoral register in the Republic of Belarus, and 6,115,690 people received voting papers. “In line with part three of article 79 of the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus, the elections were recognised as valid, since 6,113,013 voters took part in the election, accounting for 87.2 percent of the total number of voters,” noted the Central Election Commission.
“In line with article 82 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus and article 79 of the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus, the Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Elections and Holding Republican Referenda specifies the following: firstly, to recognise the Presidential elections as valid; and secondly — to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as being elected to the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus,” stated the Secretary of the Central Election Commission, Nikolai Lozovik, after announcing the final results of the elections.
Chair of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus, Lidia Yermoshina, was unable to specify when the president will be inaugurated. She explained that the relevant division of the Belarus’ Presidential Administration will take care of the issue.