The presidential elections in Belarus are held normally, Rovzet Gasimov, head of the CEC foreign relations department, who is in Minsk for monitoring elections, told Trend.
"We have already visited several polling stations. I would like to note that the elections are being held very well. We have not seen any violations," Gasimov said.
The presidential elections in Belarus are scheduled for Dec. 19.
Ten candidates, including President Lukashenko, who has been heading the country for 17 years, nominated candidacy for the president. Lukashenko's strongest opponents are Andrei Sannikov and Vladimir Neklyayev.
An observation mission of the Azerbaijani Central Election Commission, headed by the CEC chairman Mazahir Panahov arrived to monitor the presidential elections in Belarus.
Gasimov said that the great turnout is observed.
"I want to stress great turnout in some polling stations which we attended. According to our estimates, at present, the turnout is about 45-46 percent. The official data will be published soon. Certainly, it will be possible to talk about the preliminary results by midnight," he said.
Polling stations opened in Belarus at 8.00 a.m and will operate until 8.00 p.m. As of 12.00, roughly 32.1 percent of voters have already voted.
The Belarusian Central Election Commission has accredited 930 international election observers and about 18,000 domestic observers.