MOSCOW, October 12. The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev congratulated Alexander Lukashenko on his election as President of Belarus, noting that Russia highly values his personal contribution to strengthening friendship and good neighborly relations between the two countries. This is stated in a telegram published on the website of the Cabinet.
“Your convincing victory confirms broad support of Your policy to increase the welfare of Belarusian citizens and active participation of the Republic in the Eurasian integration process… I am Convinced that further deepening of cooperation in the framework of the Union state and the Eurasian economic Union fully meets the interests of Russia and Belarus”, – said Medvedev.
Presidential elections in Belarus took place on 11 October. The Central election Commission of the Republic announced the preliminary data, according to which Alexander Lukashenko won, gaining 83,49% of the vote. For the post of head of the state, besides him, fought the leader 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.
The election turnout amounted to 87,2%. “The final results will be announced on Friday, October 16,” said the CEC Chairperson Lidziya Yarmoshyna.