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Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:58:51 +0300
No unrest among MAZ workers
The executive said: “MAZ is working very intensively. The bus manufacturing division operates in three shifts. We have a lot of orders from customers, particularly export (Russia, Ukraine). The assembly line operates in two shifts, there is no unre...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:33:08 +0300
Plans to sell Belarusian wood pellets to Europe
The forestry enterprises where new pellet plants have been set up intend to export at least 10,000 tonnes of fuel pellets in August. The product will be shipped to Denmark, Poland, Italy, and other countries.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:08:57 +0300
Belarusian Belorusneft builds four wellbores in July
Going as deep as 3,118m below the surface, wellbore No.362 was built in the Rechitsa area. Built in the Marmovichskoye field deposit, wellbore No.155 is 3,480m deep. Wellbore No.9 was built in the Leteshinskoye field. It is 3,265m deep.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:26:00 +0300
Foreign investments in Belarus at $4.5bn in H1 2020
Among the main investors in Belarus were economic entities of Russia (42.8% of the total), Cyprus (10.9%), and Austria (7.9%).

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:16:18 +0300
Belavia extends suspension of flights to Russia till 21 August
Flights to Voronezh, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod have been suspended till 24 October. Suspension of the flights to Larnaca, Cyprus has been extended till 31 August.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:00:39 +0300
Belarus parliament condemns attempts to split society, destabilize situation
The MPs strongly condemn attempts of small biased groups to drive a wedge between people and destabilize the situation in the country.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:59:00 +0300
Establishment of Belarusian confectionery union under consideration
Initially Belgospishcheprom suggested uniting confectionery producers into one holding company. The need to step up the positions of Belarusian companies on the home market and bolster the competitive ability of their prices was mentioned as the reas...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:25:53 +0300
Belarusbank, UBS Switzerland AG to finance purchase of Stadler trains for Belarusian Railways
Belarusbank and UBS Switzerland AG will allocate €90 million as part of the current Interbank Loan Agreement to finance the purchase of Stadler trains for Belarusian Railways.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:19:26 +0300
Belarus seeks to produce enough malting barley to meet its needs in 2021
“As far as malting barley is concerned, you need to set production targets right now. We should not lose money [by importing it]. Come to an agreement on prices, do not push hard. Malting barley is not just any barley. You know how to cultivate it....

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 17:16:04 +0300
Analyst: Belarusians have the right to expect that the authorities will restore order in the country
The official said: “Moral qualities of [Belarus President Aleksandr] Lukashenko are the first reason. It is a man, who will not abandon his post. He will take up arms, will shoot and he will flee nowhere. Everyone knows it and understands it. He is...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:42:48 +0300
Russian senator: Protests in Belarus were orchestrated in advance
The senator said: “The processes that began right after the polling stations were closed indicate that they had been prepared, that the actions had been orchestrated. Because it is impossible to prepare the protests that happened within one or two ...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:25:20 +0300
Price controls on staples to remain in place in Belarus till 2021
For the moment we have plans to extend the price controls. These measures will remain in place till the end of the year. This helps achieve a certain goal. Free-of-control prices rose by 3.7% over the past 12 months, while prices for staple goods reg...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:46:26 +0300
Sabalenka progresses to Lexington round of Last 16
Belarus' world number 11 Aryna Sabalenka defeated U.S. world number 80 Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in the opener of the Top Seed Open in Lexington.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:39:26 +0300
Belarus' agricultural export to Uzbekistan up 3.3 times in H1 2020
According to the Belarusian diplomat, the export of Belarus-made agricultural products and foodstuffs to Uzbekistan in H1 2020 amounted to $32.3 million, up 3.3 times year-on-year. Uzbekistan increased supplies of fruit and vegetables to Belarus, inc...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 15:16:32 +0300
Twenty-one police officers injured during riots in Belarus
There were reports of open clashes with the police, numerous attacks on police officers and damage of transport vehicles. “As a result, 21 police officers and soldiers of the interior troops were injured, five of them hospitalized” Olga Chemodano...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 14:33:48 +0300
Zieminski: Polish-Belarusian relations should be based on mutual respect, friendship
“You demonstrated courage and responsibility as you resisted the use of the pandemic in global manipulations of people and entire nations, as you confronted the cynical use of the pandemic for economic and political gains. Such a position deserves ...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:41:34 +0300
Tikhanovskaya urges Belarusians not to confront police, not to take to streets
In her video Svetlana Tikhanovskaya says: “Belarusians! I urge you to be prudent and to respect the law. I don't want blood and violence. I ask you not to confront police and not to take to the streets. Don't jeopardize your lives. Take care of you...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 13:02:29 +0300
Patriarch Kirill congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
“You have continuously paid attention to the issues of spirituality, which is evidenced in the fruitful cooperation between the government and the Belarusian Exarchate,” the head of the Russian Orthodox Church said in the message of congratulatio...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:36:52 +0300
Belarusian citizens urged not to fall for provocations of mass riot organizers
The message reads: “The Investigative Committee once again appeals to citizens. Don't fall for provocations of those, who organize mass riots. Think about consequences of your actions and be prudent.”

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:26:52 +0300
Government takes measures to develop Belarusian sugar industry enterprises
The official noted that sugar prices had plummeted on the global market. “Our prime cost is below the prices we sell at. This is why we are working to reduce the prime cost,” he explained. At present the prime cost of one tonne of sugar made by B...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:08:23 +0300
Moldova president sends congratulatory message to Lukashenko
“By re-electing you as the head of state, Belarusian people reaffirmed their great trust in you and showed their strong support for the chosen political, social and economic development path,” Igor Dodon said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 12:06:46 +0300
Belarus' coronavirus UPDATE: 65,219 people recover
The nationwide COVID-19 number has reached 69,005 cases. Belarus has carried out 1,377,540 tests.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:37:35 +0300
Venezuelan president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
“This is a landslide victory showing the commitment of the Belarusian people to the national sovereignty in the interests of all-round development, prosperity, peace and security,” the Venezuelan leader said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:36:01 +0300
Lukashenko orders to buy extra farm products from households
“Absolutely everything should be processed. There should not be any losses,” the president emphasized. He noted that households also have a good harvest.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:17:05 +0300
Belgospishcheprom companies launch exports to 18 countries in H1 2020
"The concern sells to a total of 58 states. Work is underway to set up a trading representation in China," Belgospishcheprom chairman Anatoly Buben said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 11:08:20 +0300
Lukashenko: Belarus should boost food export
"All countries have gone on a lockdown, while we keep working. Go ahead and sell your products. Markets are open, you just need to work harder,” the head of state said.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:56:41 +0300
Lukashenko hosts meeting to discuss Belarus' food industry
According to the head of state, it was the first review meeting after new appointments in the above-mentioned industrial sectors in December 2019.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:41:36 +0300
Zyuganov: Lukashenko's rich political experience will help Belarus follow the right course
“This is not just your victory. This is a victory of wisdom and common sense of the Belarusian people over the destructive forces, the victory of creativity over the forces of the evil and destruction,” the telegram says.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:18:58 +0300
Lukashenko talks to Uzbekistan president over phone
The leader of Uzbekistan congratulated Aleksandr Lukashenko on the victory in the presidential election and conveyed the warmest wishes both on his behalf and on behalf of the people of Uzbekistan.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:47:57 +0300
Govortsova reaches Lexington main draw
The Belarusian secured a solid win over world number 128 Francesca di Lorenzo of the United States, 6-1, 6-2. In the opener Olga Govortsova beat U.S. number 349 Katie Volynets in three sets 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:18:56 +0300
Nazarbayev congratulates Lukashenko on victory in Belarus presidential election
Nursultan Nazarbayev emphasized Aleksandr Lukashenko's personal contribution to the development of relations in the Kazakhstan-Belarus strategic partnership based on traditions of friendship and mutual respect.

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:01:11 +0300
Turkey president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
“I would like to express my confidence that the relations between our countries and our close cooperation will continue developing in all the sectors on the basis of mutual respect and interests thanks to our joint efforts,” the message of greeti...

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:51:28 +0300
Most Belarusians have voted for peace and stability

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:58:04 +0300
No strike in progress at Belarusian steel mill BMZ
The director general refuted rumors from several sources that BMZ workers were on strike or were staging protests. He also said nobody was going to arrest BMZ employees.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:34:07 +0300
Makei, Lavrov discuss development of situation in Belarus
Vladimir Makei informed Sergei Lavrov about results of the finished presidential election campaign. In turn, Sergei Lavrov asked Vladimir Makei to convey his congratulations to the Belarusian head of state.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 19:13:32 +0300
DDoS attacks against Belarusian Internet resources continue
A wave of DDoS attacks against Belarusian websites was registered on 9 August. “Attacks continue throughout the day today. Websites of government agencies and organizations are mainly targeted,” CERT.BY said.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:51:21 +0300
Export of metal products via BUCE 25% up in January-July
In January-July 2020 the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange helped export 19,200 tonnes of metal scrap and goods made of ferrous metals and non-ferrous metals worth a total of Br32 million. In physical terms export increased by 48%. In monetary ...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:22:31 +0300
Belarus' export 16.9% down in H1 2020
In January-June 2020 the trade in goods and services exceeded $32.4 billion, 18.3% down from the same period a year ago. Import totaled $15.8 billion (19.6% down). Surplus of foreign trade surplus in goods and services equaled $757.3 million (trade s...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:26:51 +0300
Pashinyan congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
Nikol Pashinyan wished Aleksandr Lukashenko every success and new achievements at the post of the head of state, strong health, and also peace and prosperity to the Belarusian people.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:23:07 +0300
Kyrgyzstan president congratulates Lukashenko on victory at presidential election
“The results of the election vividly demonstrate that Belarusian citizens broadly support your commitment to protecting national interests and strengthening civil accord,” the message of greetings reads.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 17:00:27 +0300
Inflation in Belarus at 0.2% in July
In July 2020 the index of consumer prices for goods and services totaled 100.2% as against June 2020 and 103.6% as against December 2019.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:09:23 +0300
Belarus' CEC updates preliminary voting results
The incumbent president Aleksandr Lukashenko got 80.08% of the vote (he was the candidate of choice for 4,659,561 voters). Svetlana Tikhanovskaya received 10.09%% of the vote (587,411).

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:50:22 +0300
Foreign leaders congratulate Lukashenko on re-election
The election of the President of Belarus took place on 9 August.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:33:48 +0300
Belarus coronavirus latest: 64,991 people recover
As many as 64,991 patients previously diagnosed with COVID-19 have recovered and have been discharged from hospitals as of 10 August.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:03:41 +0300
Lukashenko: OSCE rejected Belarus-Russia proposal to develop election standards
“In spite of the complicated transport situation, absence of aviation and railway service, 184 people from eight countries of the CIS came and monitored the election in regions and the city of Minsk for a few days. We have announced our findings to...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:01:47 +0300
Lebedev: Most Belarusians have voted for peace, stability
The majority of Belarusians have voted for peace and stability, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS mission of observers at the Belarus presidential election Sergei Lebedev told the media on 10 August.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0300
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Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:58:27 +0300
Belarus interested in bolstering trade ties with Ecuador
“Today, in the difficult time of global tests, mutual support, maintenance of productive cooperation, and fulfillment of all previous agreements come to the forefront,” the head of state noted.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:47:55 +0300
Lukashenko, Lebedev discuss Belarus' presidency in CIS
According to Sergei Lebedev, the Belarusian leader emphasized that the interests of Belarusian people are of paramount importance for him.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:45:40 +0300
Rahmon congratulates Lukashenko on winning presidential election
“According to the Tajikistani leader, since early morning he's been receiving numerous congratulations on the victory of his Belarusian friend at the presidential election. The people of Tajikistan sincerely congratulates Belarus and its president,...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:44:34 +0300
Secretary General: Lukashenko's role in enhancing CSTO's international standing is invaluable
“Behind your victory is the authority that you have won thanks to many-year leadership of Belarus, the talent of a determined and efficient political figure,” the CSTO secretary general stressed.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:37:16 +0300
Lukashenko blames poor Internet service in Belarus on foreign parties
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, parties unknown are trying to pressure Belarus from various sides and employ hybrid war tactics. “But we will endure,” the president stressed.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:11:40 +0300
Uzbekistan president: High turnout and vote result show people's trust in Lukashenko
“I am confident that further practical implementation of the agreements at the highest level will expand the bilateral relations with important projects of cooperation in economic sectors and programs of humanitarian exchange,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:05:38 +0300
Lukashenko pleased with riot police dedication to protecting Belarus
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Police and military personnel did a very decent job. They are true patriots. Some fake piece of news says that in some city riot police laid down their shields. Let me clarify that it is an absolute lie. Common and simpl...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:01:05 +0300
Azerbaijan president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election by telephone
Ilham Aliyev congratulated Aleksandr Lukashenko on a convincing victory at the presidential election and extended the best wishes to him. He emphasized that Azerbaijan values friendly relations with the government of brotherly Belarus.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:47:07 +0300
Lukashenko meets with CIS head
“I am grateful that in spite of the situation in the world, especially with the epidemic, you, as a true general, were not afraid to come to Belarus and see the situation, especially in this election period, with your own eyes. I am aware of the as...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 13:42:58 +0300
Lukashenko on street actions: Response will be adequate
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko commented on the unauthorized street actions that followed the presidential election. The head of state told reporters that the response to illegal actions will be adequate; no one will allow breaking the countr...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:59:16 +0300
Police, civilian casualties during mass riots after presidential election in Belarus
According to the source, on the night of 9-10 August citizens congregated around polling stations and in central squares in 33 population centers across the country. About 3,000 people have been arrested for participation in unauthorized rallies.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:38:02 +0300
Criminal proceedings launched after mass riots in Belarus
The official noted that criminal proceedings were launched after mass riots in Minsk and other regions of the country on the night between 9 August and 10 August. All the illegal actions were accompanied by violence against police personnel. Dozens o...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:22:32 +0300
Lukashenko lauds BNBC's advanced full-cycle agricultural facility
“Only a few countries have such production facilities - four countries, and Belarus is one of them. It is more than outer space. We have been involved in space exploration since Soviet times, and this is a brand new manufacturing sector operating o...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:20:31 +0300
CIS mission: No facts questioning legitimacy of Belarus presidential election
The CIS mission has not registered any facts that could call the legitimacy of the presidential election into question, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission at Belaru...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:13:57 +0300
Lebedev: Calls to vote in the evening led to queues
Sergei Lebedev noted that CIS observers saw some voters staying in the polling booth for 15 minutes.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:01:08 +0300
Kazakhstan president congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
The president of Kazakhstan wished Aleksandr Lukashenko the fulfillment of the plans at the post of the head of state and also peace, stability, mutual understanding and wellbeing to the Belarusian people.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:52:38 +0300
Putin congratulates Lukashenko on re-election
“I hope that your state activity will help enhance mutually beneficial Russian-Belarusian relations across the board, advance cooperation in the Union State, promote integration processes in the Eurasian Economic Space and the CIS as well as the mi...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:50:29 +0300
CEC: Queues at polling stations have no impact on voting results
Queues at polling stations do not have an impact on the results of the voting, Chairperson of the Belarusian Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina told the media

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:36:27 +0300
Observers: Belarus presidential election in line with the law
It was stressed that no major violations which could influence the result of the election were registered. Every citizen had an opportunity to cast their ballots for the candidate he or she supported.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:35:18 +0300
Rapota: No violations of constitutional norms at Belarusian presidential election
The CIS observation mission included five representatives of the Union State Permanent Committee. “We think that the election was organized well and took place without violations of constitutional norms,” Grigory Rapota said.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 11:13:29 +0300
Lukashenko: People are a cornerstone of every policy
All policies should be centered around people, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said visiting the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation on 10 August.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:40:59 +0300
Xi Jinping congratulates Lukashenko on victory in presidential election
Xi Jinping noted that in recent years Belarus and China have been successfully promoting strategic partnership. According to him, China and Belarus are brothers and all-weather partners.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:02:19 +0300
Lukashenko to visit Pukhovichi District to study major investment project
Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko will go on a working trip to Minsk Oblast where he will visit Pukhovichi District and study progress in implementing an investment project to launch an advanced full-cycle agricultural facility.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:23:09 +0300
Lebedev: Belarus' presidential election was organized well
The presidential election was held in an orderly manner and in line with Belarus' legislation, Sergei Lebedev, Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary, head of the CIS observation mission at Belarus' presidential election,...

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:11:43 +0300
Preliminary election results: Lukashenko gets 80.23% of votes
According to the preliminary information, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya was the candidate of choice for 9.9% of voters. Anna Kanopatskaya received 1.68% of the votes, Andrei Dmitriyev got 1.04%, Sergei Cherechen got 1.13%, ‘none of the above' 6.02%.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:04:12 +0300
Belarus' grain harvest over 67.9% complete
Belarus has harvested nearly 1.5 million hectares of grain and leguminous crops (except for maize, buckwheat and millet), which makes up 67.9% of the plan.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:02:58 +0300
Over 20,000 homes built in Belarus in H1 2020
Some 681,400 square meters of housing (38.4% of all new housing) were built for people on the state housing register. Some 515,300 square meters of this housing was built with state support.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:00:36 +0300
Belarus' CEC reveals preliminary election results in some districts
Chairperson of the Central Election Commission (CEC) of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina announced preliminary vote count results in some districts of Belarus as she appeared on the Belarus 1 TV channel.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 01:20:08 +0300
Ministry: Situation at unsanctioned mass events in Belarus under control
"Unsanctioned mass events are on in the regional centers and in the city of Minsk. The police keeps the situation under control,” Olga Chemodanova said.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:40:10 +0300
Yermoshina does not rule out changing law to allow voting after 20:00
Chairperson of the Central Election Commission Lidia Yermoshina did not rule out changing the legislation to allow polling stations to set closing times as she gave an interview with the ONT TV channel.

Mon, 10 Aug 2020 00:05:45 +0300
Voter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 84.05% as of 20:00
Voter turnout during the presidential election in Belarus stood at 84.05% as of 20:00.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:19:31 +0300
CIS IPA mission hails good organization of voting at Belarus' presidential election
Voting at the presidential election in Belarus was well organized, coordinator of the CIS IPA observation group Oleg Melnichenko said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 23:02:40 +0300
MFA: Detained Dozhd employees had no appropriate accreditation in Belarus
The employees of the Dozhd TV channel who were detained in Belarus had no appropriate accreditation, Anatoly Glaz, Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Office, Press Secretary of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told BelTA.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 22:25:35 +0300
Ukrainian observer: National exit poll was well organized
“We have traveled 600km today. We went to Polotsk, Molodechno, Dokshitsy. I can say that the exit poll was organized at a high level, students-interviewers were well trained. The exit poll was conducted accurately, in compliance with the methodolo...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:43:08 +0300
Over 170 people denied entry to Belarus for the past 24 hours
Belarus denied entry to 177 people, including 29 Ukrainian citizens who flew in the country via National Airport Minsk and could not explain the purpose of their trip.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 21:11:55 +0300
VCIOM: Exit poll in Belarus in compliance with rules
The exit poll was conducted well, in compliance with the rules, Director General of the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) Velry Fyodorov said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:41:07 +0300
Ecoom announces phone survey results
Electoral preferences of citizens were as follows: Aleksandr Lukashenko scored 78.9%, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 7.1%, Anna Kanopatskaya 2.1%, Andrei Dmitriyev 0.9%, and Sergei Cherechen 0.8%, and against all - 10.2%.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:12:06 +0300
All polling stations close in Belarus, ballot count in progress
All polling stations closed in Belarus, commissions started vote count, BelTA has learned.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:08:30 +0300
Call to switch to electronic voter register in Belarus
Lidia Yermoshina believes it is necessary to make conclusions after the election in terms of the organization of the process and the rights of those who take part in elections. Among such things is the transition to the electronic voter register.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 20:05:26 +0300
Results of nationwide exit poll during presidential election in Belarus revealed
According to the exit poll conducted by the Youth Laboratory, the presidential candidates demonstrated the following results: Aleksandr Lukashenko scored 79.7%, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 6.8%, Anna Kanopatskaya 2.3%, Andrei Dmitriyev 1.1%, and Sergei Ch...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 19:15:02 +0300
Voter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 79.01% as of 18:00
Voter turnout in Brest Oblast amounted to 84.52% of the total number of registered voters in the region. The figure totaled 80% in Vitebsk Oblast, 85.98% in Gomel Oblast, 82.41% in Grodno Oblast, and 86.01% in Mogilev Oblast.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:58:13 +0300
Belarus' CEC against keeping polling stations open past 20:00
Lidia Yermoshina said: “I can say right away that it is impossible to extend the voting time. The law allows votes to be cast till 20:00. The Central Election Commission cannot amend laws. Respectively, the polling stations will have to close.”

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:46:33 +0300
Opinion: Actions of candidates, their staffers are unpredictable
“It is clear that actions of the candidates, their staffers, possible supporters are unpredictable in many ways,” Secretary General of the Council of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly Dmitry Kobitsky said.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:43:36 +0300
Online platform for alternative vote count identified as linchpin for staging mass riots in Belarus
Lidia Yermoshina said: “In my opinion, it is a big political deception of the voters for the sake of discrediting results of the election. I've said it many times. In essence they are creating a shadow Central Election Commission, some agency that ...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:02:26 +0300
Cyberattacks against websites of government agencies expected to have no effect on Belarus' CEC work
The official said: “We haven't noticed that anything has happened to our website so far. There are ways of doing our work without Internet resources. We've already discussed all these things as we were preparing for the election campaign.”

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:38:39 +0300
Belarus' CEC: No information on public order violations
Some issues arise. This is an electoral campaign and in any country it is always emotional, never mind the presidential election,” CEC Deputy Chairman Vadim Ipatov said.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:26:25 +0300
Belarus' CEC blames long queues outside polling stations on provocations
Speaking about the situation with Belarusian voters having to queue to cast their votes, Lidia Yermoshina stressed that everything would have been fine if not for the deliberate provocations that the so-called protest voters had been taught how to st...

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:14:24 +0300
Voter turnout at presidential election in Belarus at 73.4% as of 16:00
Voting has already ended at some polling stations located in sanatoriums, healthcare institutions, and army units. Those polling stations have started counting votes, Vadim Ipatov said.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 17:01:38 +0300
CIS IPA observer praises work of Belarus' CEC
In his words, he had no complaints about the work of the election organization agency. “Everything happens in line with the law. There are no violations,” the observer noted.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:47:54 +0300
Opinion: The unity of Belarusian people should not suffer because of outside pressure
First Deputy Chairperson of the TV and Radio Broadcasting Organization (TRO) of the Union State Lyudmila Kovaleva believes that today Belarusian citizens are choosing the way the relations between Belarus and Russia will develop.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:23:22 +0300
Expert expects protests after presidential election in Belarus
The expert said: “I expect Aleksandr Lukashenko to win the presidential election in the first round but those who disagree with the result will take to the streets. However, the government has sufficient resources to enforce law and order."

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:12:02 +0300
Opinion: Turnout in Belarus' election might reach 90%
Opponents to Aleksandr Lukashenko tried their best to mobilize protest voters. However, in recent weeks supporters of the incumbent president have also got more active, Vadim Gigin said.

Sun, 09 Aug 2020 16:03:22 +0300
Expert talks about political technology used by opponents of current authorities
“The campaign has been difficult. The difficulties were caused by the use of political technologies by the opponents of the current leadership in the country. Because of the current situation, we were more preoccupied by economic issues, the conseq...