Early voting turnout reaches 11% in Belarus

April 22, 2016 19:31

An estimated 10.94 percent of voters turned out for the first two days of early voting ahead of the 11 October presidential election in Belarus. The data is available at the website of the Central Election Commission of Belarus, BelTA has learned. On 6-7 October a total of 11.7 percent of ballots were cast in Gomel Oblast, with 10.08 percent cast in Mogilev Oblast. Turnout in Minsk made up 10.67%.

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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.