10:40 PoliticsXi Jinping congratulates Lukashenko on victory in presidential election Xi Jinping noted that in recent years Belarus and China have been successfully promoting strategic partnership. According to him, China and Belarus are brothers and all-weather partners.
10:02 PresidentLukashenko to visit Pukhovichi District to study major investment project Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will go on a working trip to Minsk Oblast where he will visit Pukhovichi District and study progress in implementing an investment project to launch an advanced full-cycle agricultural facility.
09:23 PoliticsLebedev: Belarus' presidential election was organized well The presidential election was held in an orderly manner and in line with Belarus' legislation, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission at Belarus' presidential election, told reporters.
09:11 PoliticsPreliminary election results: Lukashenko gets 80.23% of votes According to the preliminary information, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was the candidate of choice for 9.9% of voters. Anna Kanopatskaya received 1.68% of the votes, Andrei Dmitriyev got 1.04%, Sergei Cherechen got 1.13%, ‘none of the above' 6.02%.
09:04 EconomyBelarus' grain harvest over 67.9% complete Belarus has harvested nearly 1.5 million hectares of grain and leguminous crops (except for maize, buckwheat and millet), which makes up 67.9% of the plan.
09:02 EconomyOver 20,000 homes built in Belarus in H1 2020 Some 681,400 square meters of housing (38.4% of all new housing) were built for people on the state housing register. Some 515,300 square meters of this housing was built with state support.
09:00 PoliticsBelarus' CEC reveals preliminary election results in some districts Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina announced preliminary vote count results in some districts of Belarus as she appeared on the Belarus 1 TV channel.
01:20 SocietyMinistry: Situation at unsanctioned mass events in Belarus under control "Unsanctioned mass events are on in the regional centers and in the city of Minsk. The police keeps the situation under control,” Olga Chemodanova said.
00:40 SocietyYermoshina does not rule out changing law to allow voting after 20:00 Chairperson of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina did not rule out changing the legislation to allow polling stations to set closing times as she gave an interview with the ONT TV channel.
00:05 SocietyVoter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 84.05% as of 20:00 Voter turnout during the presidential election in Belarus stood at 84.05% as of 20:00.
23:19 SocietyCIS IPA mission hails good organization of voting at Belarus' presidential election Voting at the presidential election in Belarus was well organized, coordinator of the CIS IPA observation group Oleg Melnichenko said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.
23:02 SocietyMFA: Detained Dozhd employees had no appropriate accreditation in Belarus The employees of the Dozhd TV channel who were detained in Belarus had no appropriate accreditation, Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told BelTA.
22:25 SocietyUkrainian observer: National exit poll was well organized “We have traveled 600km today. We went to Polotsk, Molodechno, Dokshitsy. I can say that the exit poll was organized at a high level, students-interviewers were well trained. The exit poll was conducted accurately, in compliance with the methodology,” Konstantin Bondarenko noted.
21:43 SocietyOver 170 people denied entry to Belarus for the past 24 hours Belarus denied entry to 177 people, including 29 Ukrainian citizens who flew in the country via National Airport Minsk and could not explain the purpose of their trip.
21:11 SocietyVCIOM: Exit poll in Belarus in compliance with rules The exit poll was conducted well, in compliance with the rules, Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) Velry Fyodorov said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.