Putin: Lukashenko’s victory in the election testifies to high political authority

MOSCOW, October 12. The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin sent a congratulatory message to Alexander Lukashenko on his re-election as the President of the Republic of Belarus. About it reports a press-service of the Kremlin.

In a telegram Putin stressed that “convincing victory of Lukashenko in the elections testifies to a high political authority and credibility with the population, as well as the active support of the policy of further socio-economic development of the country.” The Russian head of state expressed confidence that the state activity Lukashenko will contribute to the development of Belarusian-Russian strategic partnership, strengthening the Union state, cooperation in the framework of the Eurasian economic Union, the Commonwealth of independent States and other international structures.

The Russian President also reiterated his determination to continue to work together constructively for the benefit of the brotherly peoples of the two countries.

The results of the elections

Earlier it was reported that Alexander Lukashenko wins the presidential elections in Belarus. As stated by the Chairman of the CEC Lidiya Yarmoshyna, the incumbent head of state gained 83,49% of the vote.

Thus, the results of elections 61-year-old Alexander Lukashenko will hold a post of the President of Belarus for the fifth time.

The official election results, according to the law, the CEC shall publish “no later than 10 days after the end of voting”. The message on results of elections of the President of Belarus passed by the Central election Commission mass media for the promulgation of the “no later than three days from the moment of signing the Protocol on results of elections”.

After the approval of the official results of elections the Belarus government resigns before elected President, and the President accepts the resignation. Then the President appoints a new government.

The inauguration of the President of Belarus will take place no later than 11 of December of the current year.