The Central Election Commission of the republic has completed the counting of votes.
According to the ministry, the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won. He was supported by 80.10% of voters. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, leader of the pro-Western opposition, received 10.12% of the vote.
Attempted coup in Belarus
On Sunday, August 9, presidential elections were held in Belarus, following which Alexander Lukashenko won. Western countries, for which the Belarusian leader had been a hindrance for a long time, did not put up with the voting results. Consequently, pre-planned riots broke out in Belarus.
Attempts by law enforcement officers to keep the situation under control turned into clashes with radicals. At the same time, the Western media, actively covering the protests, focus specifically on the actions of the security forces against the “peaceful” protesters, as was the case during the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014.
At the moment, European countries, together with the United States, are on the side of the protesters. They refuse to recognize the election results. The headquarters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the leader of the pro-Western opposition, had previously announced that they were preparing for long-term protests aimed at overthrowing the government. Tikhanovskaya herself left for Lithuania.Senator evaluates “demarche” of the EU against the US on the “Nord Stream-2”