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Revised data: Turnout in Belarusian parliamentary elections at 74.8%

Politics 12.09.2016 | 11:19

MINSK, 12 September (BelTA) – The voter turnout in the elections to the House of Representatives was 74.8%, Chairperson of the Belarusian Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina announced the revised data in a press conference on 12 September, BelTA has learned.

In absolute figures, the turnout was 5,212,745 voters. “I can say that these figures coincide largely with the turnout we had four years ago,” Lidia Yermoshina said.

MPs were elected in all 110 constituencies. Parliament will have representatives of the Liberal-Democratic Party of Belarus (1 member), the Belarusian Patriotic Party (3 MPs), the United Civil Party (1 MP), the Republican Party of Labor and Justice (3 MPs) and the Communist Party of Belarus (8 MPs.)

The new Parliament is absolutely adequate and mirrors the larger society,” the CEC head emphasized. She noted that among the new MPs there are government officials, executives, athletes, artists, representatives of healthcare and education.

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