Lukashenko Wins Belarus Election with 80.23% of the Vote

Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko has won the 2020 election in Belarus with 80.23% of the vote, preliminary results published on Monday by Lidia Yermoshina, head of the Belarusian Election Commission, inform.

Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has come in second with 9.90%. The other three candidates received less than 2% of the vote: Anna Kanopatskaya got 1.68%, Sergei Cherechen 1.13%, and Andrei Dmitriev 1.04%. 6.02% voted against all candidates.

Reportedly, the voter turnout was 84.23%.

Yermoshina also informed that the publication of the preliminary results had been postponed, as the employees of the Belarusian Election Commission were evacuated from the government building at about 01:00 AM due to mass protests in Minsk, TASS reported.

Yesterday's protests, which started after the results were announced, turned into a confrontation between the demonstrators and police. The law enforcement services used water cannons against the protesters. International media reports that more than 100 people were detained across the country.

By Ana Dumbadze 


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10 August 2020 12:38