As of 18: 00, two hours before the end of voting, the turnout in the elections of the President of Belarus to 79.1%. About this informed the Central Commission for elections and referenda.
The lists included almost 6.9 million voters.
The highest turnout was recorded in Mogilev region (86,01%), the lowest – in Minsk (62,3%).
As of 16.00, the turnout at the elections amounted to 73,25%.
From the 4th to the 8th of August was held early voting in the presidential elections in Belarus. On the 9th of August was the scheduled main vote, it ended at 20.00.
The main competitors of the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko at the elections – banker Victor Babariko and diplomat Valery Tsepkalo – participation was not allowed. Babariko and his son Edward was detained in June on charges of financial fraud, Tsepkalo left the country and is now in Ukraine. In this regard, the headquarters of Babariko and Tsepkalo decided to team up with Svetlana Tikhanovski, wife and blogger Sergei Tikhanovski. It is also not admitted to the election, but was registered in his wife.
Just as the head of state claimed five people: Lukashenko, Tikhanovski, co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy of the house of representatives Anna Konopacka and the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Cerecer.