4.49% of votes cast on first day of early voting in Belarus

April 22, 2016 19:31

A total of 4.49% of voters came to the polls on the first day of early voting, 6 October, ahead of the 11 October presidential election in Belarus. The data is available at the official website of the Central Election Commission of Belarus, BelTA informs. 5.11% of eligible voters took advantage of early voting in Vitebsk Oblast, with 3.84% early votes cast in Grodno Oblast. The turnout in Minsk reached 4.62%.

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The Russian side is grateful to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko for his decision to go to Russia as the visit after the presidential election, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Alexander Surikov said in an interview with the STV channel, BelTA has learned.

“We are grateful for this decision,” the Ambassador said.