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Mikhail Myasnikovich Large number of decent candidates in municipal elections campaign in Belarus noted
“Voters are strongly interested in the current elections. It means that they are not indifferent,” noted Mikhail Myasnikovich. He praised election commissions for solid preparatory work. “When people enthusiastically talk about elections and come to cast their votes, it means a lot."
Voter turnout in municipal elections in Belarus past 77%
Yesterday 23:35
According to the CEC preliminary data, as many as 77.05% of the voters in Belarus have cast their votes. Voter turnout reached 79.16% in Brest Oblast, 84.49% in Vitebsk Oblast, 80.76% in Gomel Oblast, 79.81% in Grodno Oblast, 77.97% in Minsk Oblast, 82.26% in Mogilev Oblast, and 61.41% in the city of Minsk.
Voting over in municipal elections in Belarus
Yesterday 20:14
Polling station commissions are now busy counting the votes. Plans have been made to present preliminary results by the morning of 19 February. As of 18:00 as many as 4,882,786 citizens on the voter lists have cast their votes. Voter turnout reached 70.54%.
Voter turnout past 70% in Belarus as of 18:00
Yesterday 19:39
As many as 6,929,525 Belarusians are on the voter lists. Over 22,000 people stand as candidates, vying for slightly more than 18,000 seats in the local councils of deputies.
Lidia Yermoshina. An archive photo
Belarus' CEC about municipal elections: High voter turnout, proper organization
Yesterday 19:30
Lidia Yermoshina said: “The elections were held in an organized manner with a high voter turnout. Voter turnout was rather high during the early voting period: 35% is quite a lot.”
Opinion: Municipal elections in Belarus are no longer routine
Yesterday 18:50
The head of the Belarusian election organization agency told media that the election campaign was proceeding in a calm manner. According to the official, the candidates are now more actively fighting for the seats on the relevant councils of deputies.
Preliminary results of municipal elections in Belarus to be known by Monday morning
Yesterday 18:24
“Bearing the experience of past election campaigns in mind, vote counting will begin right after the polling stations are closed. The first data will be submitted after midnight. Naturally, some preliminary picture will be available by the morning. But let me repeat it once again: a preliminary picture,” said the official.
Lidia Yermoshina. An archive photo
Cooperation between local self-government agencies, central government in Belarus stressed
Yesterday 17:54
The official said: “Diplomats, who work in Belarus, take an interest in all events going on in the country. They are interested who will comprise the local self-government agencies. Because the agencies have real influence on the central government, too.”
Voter turnout past 63% in Belarus as of 16:00
Yesterday 17:33
Elections to municipal councils of deputies are in progress in Belarus today. As many as 6,929,525 Belarusians are on the voter lists. Over 22,000 people stand as candidates, vying for slightly more than 18,000 seats in the local councils of deputies.
Foreign diplomats favorably impressed with organization of elections in Belarus
Yesterday 16:02
The Belarusian election organization agency has authorized 46 employees of diplomatic missions in Belarus to observe the election campaign. Most of the observers have been sent by the embassies of Lithuania, Russia, and the USA. Some 35,000 domestic observers are also monitoring the elections.
Voter turnout past 55% in Belarus as of 14:00
Yesterday 15:30
Elections to municipal councils of deputies are in progress in Belarus today. As many as 6,929,525 Belarusians are on the voter lists. Over 22,000 people stand as candidates, vying for slightly more than 18,000 seats in the local councils of deputies.
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