The Belarusian Electoral Commission this Friday ratified Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in last Sunday’s presidential elections with more than 80 percent of the vote, despite allegations of electoral fraud by the opposition, which led to strong protests and unrest.
According to the final results, Lukashenko won the elections with 80.1 percent of the vote, compared with 10.12 percent for the main candidate of the Belarusian opposition, Svetlana Tijanovskaya. Preliminary results were 80.23 and 9.9 percent, respectively.
Among the other candidates, Anna Kanopatskaya is in third place with 1.68 percent of the vote, followed by Andrei Dmitriyev (1.21 percent) and Sergei Cherechen (1.14 percent).
The electoral commission has declared Lukashenko the winner, who, according to the official BelTA news agency, has achieved a sixth term in which he has remained in power since 1994.