Alexander Lukashenko re-elected for a third presidential term. On the results of counting of 100% of ballots, with a significant breakaway from its competitors won the presidential election in Belarus, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko. This was reported on Monday at a press-conference in Minsk the head of the CEC Lidziya Yarmoshyna. According to her, Lukashenko won 82.6% of the vote. According to the CEC of Belarus in Brest region voted for the incumbent President, 82.6% of voters in Vitebsk - 82.9%, Grodno - 83,8%, in Gomel - 90,3%, Minsk region - 81% of the votes, in Mogilev and 88.5%, in Minsk 70,7% of voters.
It is worth noting that in previous elections in 2001 Lukashenko received 75,65% of the vote.
The second place in the election marathon took a single opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich, who, according to the CEC, 6% of the votes, informs «Interfax».
Followed by the head of the liberal democratic party of Belarus Sergei Gaidukevich with 3.5% of the votes in support, and the leader of the social democratic party «Hramada,» Aliaksandr Kazulin, who collected 3,2 % of the votes.
Voter turnout was 92.6 per cent, reported the Chairman of the Republican Central election Commission Lidia Yermoshina.
Commenting on the statements of the opposition, which calls their numbers voting, Yarmoshyna said that «it's a bluff and a desire to keep a good face». «Men have to play with dignity,» - said the CEC head.
Note that Alexander Milinkevich, Recalling the results of the exit poll, conducted by the Russian Levada center, declared yesterday, that have voted for Lukashenka, 47.4 percent of voters, for Milinkevich - 25,6 %. At the same time, the interior Ministry of Belarus claim that representatives of the center of Yuri Levada, on whom they refer representatives of the opposition not to hold exit-poll in the territory of the Republic. It is noteworthy that on the website of the said organization data for Belarus are also missing.
Commenting on the course of the election race, Lidia Ermoshina confirmed that the Central election Commission of Belarus «were formal reasons to cancel the registration of opposition candidates». «The CEC has received petitions from citizens to cancel the registration of candidates, but we gave them the opportunity to reach the end,» Yarmoshyna said.
According to her, the part of Alexander Milinkevich were numerous violations of the law on mass activities, including in the evening of 19 March on October square. «The law enforcement bodies worked fine, but participants of the action dispersed nature, snow, lack of ideas and strong leaders,» Yarmoshyna said.
According to her, the candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin has been removed because of his statements. Grounds was «more than enough», but «we did not do it», said the CEC Chairman.
As noted in the Central election Committee of Belarus, no serious violations during the voting process were recorded. On Sunday evening, after the closing of polling stations on October square in Minsk a protest action was held supporters of the opposition. It was attended by up to 10 thousand people. The police in the event does not interfere. Closer to midnight, the protesters went home.
The head of the CEC of Belarus expressed satisfaction with the organization of presidential elections in the country. Speaking Monday at a press conference, she noted that most observers also expressed satisfaction with the election campaign. From the mission of OSCE office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) «we received nothing,» said Lidia Yermoshina. According to her, about the position of the OSCE mission becomes known during the press-conference of the representatives of this organization on 20 March.