The turnout in the presidential elections in Belarus exceeded 54%, the elections were declared valid. This was announced on Sunday, August 9, by the chairman of the republic’s Central Election Commission, Lidia Yermoshina.
“The elections have taken place in the country. More than 54% of voters took part in the voting, ”TASS quotes her.
The presidential elections in Belarus are considered valid if more than half of the citizens of the republic included in the voter list took part in the voting. The president is considered elected if more than half of the citizens of the republic who took part in the voting voted for him.
The Central Election Commission registered five candidates – Andrei Dmitriev, Anna Kanopatskaya, Alexander Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Cherechnya. Two applicants – Viktor Babariko and Valery Tsepkalo – were denied registration.
Earlier, on July 16, the headquarters of Tikhanovskaya, as well as those who did not pass registration Tsepkalo and Babariko, announced that they were uniting.
Lukashenko has been in office since 1994. If he wins, this will be the sixth term.