Lukashenko backed by over 64% of voters in Minsk, says Central Election Commission

# 21:00
13 August 2020

Incumbent Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has a strong lead of 64.49% after the vote in Minsk, according to preliminary data of the Belarusian Central Election Commission, APA reports citing TASS.

According to the data, published on the CEC’s website, Lukashenko’s key rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya garnered 14.92% of the vote in the capital. Andrei Dmitriev won 1.93%, Anna Kanopatskaya 3.2% and Sergei Cherechen 2.05%. Some 10.01% of citizens voted against all candidates.

Lukashenko gained the biggest support in the Mogilev Region, winning 88.06% of the vote. Earlier reports said according to preliminary data he secured 80.08% and Tikhanovskaya 10.09%.

Note that Belarus held the presidential election on August 9.