20:08 PoliticsCall to switch to electronic voter register in Belarus Lidia Yermoshina believes it is necessary to make conclusions after the election in terms of the organization of the process and the rights of those who take part in elections. Among such things is the transition to the electronic voter register.
20:05 SocietyResults of nationwide exit poll during presidential election in Belarus revealed According to the exit poll conducted by the Youth Laboratory, the presidential candidates demonstrated the following results: Aleksandr Lukashenko scored 79.7%, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 6.8%, Anna Kanopatskaya 2.3%, Andrei Dmitriyev 1.1%, and Sergei Cherechen 0.9%.
19:15 PoliticsVoter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 79.01% as of 18:00 Voter turnout in Brest Oblast amounted to 84.52% of the total number of registered voters in the region. The figure totaled 80% in Vitebsk Oblast, 85.98% in Gomel Oblast, 82.41% in Grodno Oblast, and 86.01% in Mogilev Oblast.
18:58 PoliticsBelarus' CEC against keeping polling stations open past 20:00 Lidia Yermoshina said: “I can say right away that it is impossible to extend the voting time. The law allows votes to be cast till 20:00. The Central Election Commission cannot amend laws. Respectively, the polling stations will have to close.”
18:46 SocietyOpinion: Actions of candidates, their staffers are unpredictable “It is clear that actions of the candidates, their staffers, possible supporters are unpredictable in many ways,” Secretary General of the Council of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly Dmitry Kobitsky said.
18:43 PoliticsOnline platform for alternative vote count identified as linchpin for staging mass riots in Belarus Lidia Yermoshina said: “In my opinion, it is a big political deception of the voters for the sake of discrediting results of the election. I've said it many times. In essence they are creating a shadow Central Election Commission, some agency that can count votes from the voters willing to submit their votes.”
18:02 SocietyCyberattacks against websites of government agencies expected to have no effect on Belarus' CEC work The official said: “We haven't noticed that anything has happened to our website so far. There are ways of doing our work without Internet resources. We've already discussed all these things as we were preparing for the election campaign.”
17:38 SocietyBelarus' CEC: No information on public order violations Some issues arise. This is an electoral campaign and in any country it is always emotional, never mind the presidential election,” CEC Deputy Chairman Vadim Ipatov said.
17:26 SocietyBelarus' CEC blames long queues outside polling stations on provocations Speaking about the situation with Belarusian voters having to queue to cast their votes, Lidia Yermoshina stressed that everything would have been fine if not for the deliberate provocations that the so-called protest voters had been taught how to stage via Telegram channels.
17:14 PoliticsVoter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 73.4% as of 16:00 Voting has already ended at some polling stations located in sanatoriums, healthcare institutions, and army units. Those polling stations have started counting votes, Vadim Ipatov said.
17:01 PoliticsCIS IPA observer praises work of Belarus' CEC In his words, he had no complaints about the work of the election organization agency. “Everything happens in line with the law. There are no violations,” the observer noted.
16:47 SocietyOpinion: The unity of Belarusian people should not suffer because of outside pressure First Deputy Chairperson of the TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization (TRO) of the Union State Lyudmila Kovaleva believes that today Belarusian citizens are choosing the way the relations between Belarus and Russia will develop.
16:23 SocietyExpert expects protests after presidential election in Belarus The expert said: “I expect Aleksandr Lukashenko to win the presidential election in the first round but those who disagree with the result will take to the streets. However, the government has sufficient resources to enforce law and order."
16:12 PoliticsOpinion: Turnout in Belarus' election might reach 90% Opponents to Aleksandr Lukashenko tried their best to mobilize protest voters. However, in recent weeks supporters of the incumbent president have also got more active, Vadim Gigin said.
16:03 PoliticsExpert talks about political technology used by opponents of current authorities “The campaign has been difficult. The difficulties were caused by the use of political technologies by the opponents of the current leadership in the country. Because of the current situation, we were more preoccupied by economic issues, the consequences of the coronavirus infection. We missed something out in the internet at the initial stage,” Aleksandr Shpakovsky said.