The turnout in Belarus’ presidential election has reached 54 percent, chairman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC) Lidia Yermoshina said on Sunday.
Co-chairman of the National Research and Education Association Govori Pravdu (Tell the Truth) Andrei Dmitriyev, entrepreneur Anna Kanopatskaya, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and the director of OOO S58 Technologies Sergei Cherechen are running for the presidency.
Early voting for the country’s presidential elections have taken place from Aug. 4 to Aug. 8.
All regions, except Minsk, have overcome the 50-percent turnout barrier. In Gomel and Mogilev regions, more than 60 percent of voters have cast their votes, Yermoshina said.
A total of 41.7 percent of voters turned up at the polling stations during five days of early voting from Aug. 4 to Aug. 8, the CEC said.