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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.
Voter turnout past 45% in Belarus as of 12:00
Yesterday 14:50
As many as 39.08% of the voters in Brest Oblast have cast their votes. Vitebsk Oblast reported 49.81%, Gomel Oblast — 50.41%, Grodno Oblast — 44.86%, Minsk Oblast — 45.38%, Mogilev Oblast — 48.59%, and the city of Minsk — 42.21%.
Andrei Kobyakov
Prime minister casts vote in municipal elections in Belarus
Yesterday 14:14
Andrei Kobyakov and his spouse cast their votes at polling station No.52 of Vesnyansky electoral district No.39 in Minsk's Tsentralny District. The municipal elections campaign is supposed to elect 18,111 members of 1,309 municipal councils of deputies.
Mikhail Myasnikovich
Large number of decent candidates in municipal elections campaign in Belarus noted
Yesterday 13:03
“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."
Lidia Yermoshina. An archive photo
More active voting in municipal elections in Belarus expected soon
Yesterday 12:31
The first few hours since voting began have been rather relaxed. “According to the data we receive from the regions, the number of voters, who have cast their votes, differs only slightly from the number of early voters,” said the official. “I expect a surge in voter numbers in the next few hours.”
Voter turnout past 38% in municipal elections in Belarus as of 10:00
Yesterday 12:24
As many as 33.8% of the voters in Brest Oblast have cast their votes. Vitebsk Oblast reported 30.35%, Gomel Oblast — 40.51%, Grodno Oblast — 37.55%, Minsk Oblast — 37.64%, Mogilev Oblast — 39.86%, and the city of Minsk — 37.32%.
Elections to local councils of deputies in progress in Belarus
Yesterday 12:03
As many as 5,870 polling stations have been set up to take the nation's votes, including 250 ones in sanatoriums, health resorts, hospitals, and other in-patient healthcare institutions. As many as 17 polling stations have been opened in units of the Belarusian army.
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