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The head of the CEC of Belarus explained the appeal Tikhanovski in his office

The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has confirmed that Svetlana Tikhanovski, to run for President, has recorded a video message to supporters in her office.

"It's my couch. She wrote this appeal without me," said the Chairman of the electoral Commission in an interview with the Belarusian edition of Komsomolskaya Pravda.

In Belarus began protests and clashes after the polls closed

Presidential elections in Belarus ended on Sunday, demonstrating a high turnout of 79%. After the announcement of first data of exit poll, according to which incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko wins, gaining 79.7% of the votes, the situation escalated: the voters at the call of the opposition began to gather at polling stations to "control the vote count" in some cities, arrests started, police began to disperse the protesters.

Voters could vote for one of five candidates for the presidency: it is the co-Chairman of public Association "Tell the truth" Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy Anna Konopacka, the acting head of state Alexander Lukashenko, a housewife of svetalana Tikhanovski, the Chairman of the party "Belarusian social-democratic Gramada" Sergey Cerecer. At the same time Belarusians would vote against all candidates.

An Exit poll showed the victory at the elections Lukashenko 79.7% of the votes

. Incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko is leading in the elections in Belarus, showed the exit poll data.

He scores almost 80 percent, while Svetlana Tikhanovski – 6.8 percent.

In Belarus will be the main day of voting in the presidential elections

The main day of voting in the presidential elections in Belarus will be held on Sunday.

At the highest state post claimed five candidates, including 26 years has been the head of the Republic Alexander Lukashenko, for which this is the sixth presidential race. The competition make him two men – representatives of opposition organizations and two women.

The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the presidential elections in Belarus

The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the elections of the President of Belarus, is in the process of its formation, told RIA Novosti on Monday the adviser of the press service of the CIS Executive Committee Maria Gutsalo.

"The mission of the CIS will take part in monitoring the elections of the President of Belarus, now in the process of its formation. We sent out invitations to States members of the CIS with request for nominations the mission of the CIS observers," said Gutsalo.

The head of the CEC of Belarus has urged people not to gather near the office of the Commission

The head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina urged citizens to continue to gather EN masse near the government House, which houses the Commission, as it should not be used "as a tool to implement other people's political ambitions."

On Wednesday in Minsk at the government House gathered kilometer-long queues of citizens who wanted to appeal to the CEC with the requirement to register candidates ex-the head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo. After finishing the work of the CEC at 19.00 (same as GMT) the police asked people to disperse, not to violate the law, but they still stood in line, and riot police held the point of arrest. As reported, not registered by the authorities human rights center "Viasna", on Wednesday in the center of Minsk detained more than 20 people.

The UN has commented on the situation in Belarus

The authorities should grant the right of people to peacefully Express their opinions, said the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, commenting on the situation in Belarus.

"Free and fair elections should be everywhere. We are watching what is happening in Belarus. Belarus or some other place, people have a fundamental right to hold peaceful demonstrations and to uphold the rule of law," said Dujarric.

In Belarus carried out spot of detention standing in line at the CEC

Law enforcement officers of Belarus held the point of the detention of citizens who stood in mile-long queues in reception of the CEC of the Republic to file the appeal with the requirement to register as presidential candidates of the two politicians – former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Due to the large number of people willing to appeal to the CEC, the Commission extended the working day on Wednesday for 50 minutes, until 18.50 (same as GMT). However, turn to the reception of the CEC is not reduced, they were joined by new people. Closer to 18.50 militiamen began every few minutes to warn by megaphone citizens that the working time of the CEC ends, and an appeal may be filed in electronic form. However, people in line continued to stand. The police also asked the people to disperse and not to violate the law.

In the OSCE / ODIHR explained the decision not to observe the elections in Belarus

Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE are unable to observe the elections of the President of Belarus because of the lack of invitation, informed RIA Novosti the representative of the office of Kate Andrush.

Earlier, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that he expects the issuance of an invitation of the OSCE / ODIHR to observe the presidential election in the Republic, and then the Bureau will resolve this issue "on the merits".

Near the Central election Commission of Belarus formed a queue of those wishing to submit an appeal

A queue of several hundred meters were formed near the Central election Commission of Belarus wishing to appeal with the requirement to register as presidential candidates of the two politicians – former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko and former head of high-tech Park Valery Tsepkalo, the waiting lasts for several hours, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

Earlier Wednesday, the head of the CEC of Belarus Lidia Yermoshina has told RIA Novosti that the citizens of Babariko and Tsepkalo "have no legal prospects." According to her, the same statements from citizens, written by sample and will be given the same answers. Yermoshina said that in his view the filing of such appeals as an attempt to disorganize the work of the CEC, and planned.

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