Svetlana Tijanovskaya, the main rival of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, has refused to admit his defeat in the elections because, according to his election campaign, the preliminary results do not match what really happened.
Lukashenko is currently receiving a preliminary 79.7 percent of the vote in the country’s presidential elections this Sunday, while Tijanovskaya takes second place at a very long distance with a 6. According to the Belarus-24 channel, 8 percent of the votes were collected.
“We will not recognize such a result,” said his spokeswoman Anna Krasulina. “It’s far from reality,” he added.
The opposition, which condemned the elections as fraudulent, had asked residents of the capital to return to the polling stations to “check the counting of votes”.