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the Acting head of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has voted at today’s election of the President of the Republic. Your newsletter it is traditionally filled at the polling station at the Belarusian state University of physical culture in Minsk.

Lukashenka talked with the head and members of the precinct election Commission and observers. He asked about the voting process, and then took a ballot, filled it in the booth and dropped into the ballot box.

the Head of state has threatened tough measures if some media are to destabilize the country. He assured reporters that the election environment does not get out of control, and Belarus will be plunged into chaos after the elections. He also expressed the readiness of his country to always maintain close relations with Russia.

As the head of the CEC Lidziya Yarmoshyna, by 10:00 the voter turnout amounted to 45.3%. Earlier, the election Commission informed that 41,7% of Belarusian citizens voted early, in the period from 4 to 8 August.

For the highest public office in Belarus expect five candidates: incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, co-chair of the public movement “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, former Deputy of lower house of Parliament Anna Konopacka, housewife Svetlana Tikhanovski, and the Chairman of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Cerecer.