Elections in Belarus 2015

83.49%: Lukashenka to make inaugural speech for fifth time

Zrzut ekranu 2015-10-12 o 09.04.28

The swearing-in ceremony of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who was elected president for the fifth time, is to take place no later than December, 11, Lidziya Yarmoshyna, the chair of the Belarusian Cenral Election Commission, said.

On October, 11 Alyaksandr Lukashenka won a landslide victory over his rivals – 83.49% of Belarusian citizens supported him, the CEC states. According to the provisional data, over 6% of voters voted against all candidates. Tatsiana Karatkevich gained 4.42% of the vote, Syarhei Haidukevich – 3.32% and Mikalai Ulakhovich – 1.67%.

The final results will be announced after the regional election commissions and the election commission of the city of Minsk sign the final vote protocols for each candidate, Yarmoshyna stressed.

Other presidential andidates may appeal against the results of the voting within three days, she added.

Watch Lukashenka’s first inauguration ceremony in 1994, when he tried to build up the image of corruption fighter…

…. and the celebrations in 2011, after the brutal crackdown on post-election protests. The streets of Minsk are almost deserted: