Presidential elections in Belarus declared valid

The presidential elections in Belarus have been recognized as valid, an official with the Central Election Commission said Sunday.

He said that by now more than 50% of citizens have cast their votes.

The highest turnout was fixed in the Vitebsk region while the lowest turnout was in the capital of Minsk.

Monitors from the CIS have marked no violations at the elections. The Central Election Commission is to announce the first official results of the elections on the night from Sunday to Monday.

There are 10 candidates who are running for presidency including the current President Alexander Lukashenko.

Late Sunday the candidates from the opposition plan to meet Belarus' Prosecutor General Grigory Vasilevich at the Oktyabrskaya square in Minsk and to hand him their statement regarding numerous detentions of their authorized representatives, civil right activists and other violations.


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