In Russia has opened polling stations for the election of the President of Belarus

MOSCOW, October 11. The Embassy of Belarus in Moscow at 08:00 Moscow time has opened the polling station # 106 for the elections of the President of the Republic. First your civic duty fulfilled, the Ambassador of Belarus to Russia Igor Petrishenko.

“In Russia organized four polling stations for voting (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad and Rostov – on-don) in the places of compact residence of citizens of Belarus in the Russian Federation”, – he reminded.

“Station in Moscow was organized a week ago and situated on the premises of the business and cultural center of the Embassy, the Ambassador said. – There are created all conditions for free, democratic will of citizens of the Republic of Belarus”.

“I voted for flourishing Belarus, for the future of our country, – said the diplomat. – The turnout of our voters in Russia are high, in advance, that more than 40%. Our citizens living in Russia; they are actively involved and their constitutional duty to perform”.

In the lists of voters in Moscow included about one thousand people. Since the beginning of the opening in the capital for it have voted more than 50 people.

Polling stations in Russia will close at 20:00 GMT. The CEC plans to announce preliminary results of presidential elections approximately 01:00 hours on 12 October.

On 11 October Belarus held presidential elections. Just for the presidency are fighting four candidates – the incumbent President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, the President of the liberal democratic party Sergei Gaidukevich, the representative of the civil campaign “Tell the truth” Tatsiana Karatkevich and the Belarusian Patriotic party Nikolay Ulakhovich.

In accordance with the electoral code of Belarus, presidential elections are considered taken place if in voting participated more than half of citizens included in voter lists. The President shall be deemed elected if voted for by more than half of the citizens participating in voting.