Polling stations in Belarus have closed as the voting has ended in Sunday’s presidential election in the country, and the commissions have begun counting the votes, BelTA reported
The voter turnout was 79 percent.
And the results of the exit poll show that incumbent President Aleksandr Lukashenko garnered 79.7%, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 6.8%, Anna Kanopatskaya 2.3%, Andrei Dmitriyev 1.1%, and Sergei Cherechen 0.9% of the votes, whereas 9.2% of the voters voted for none of them.
The exit poll took place at 320 polling stations across the country. Upon exiting the polling stations, voters were asked to anonymously answer who they had voted for. As many as 67.6% of those polled gave answers, whereas 32.4% refused to. A total of 12,340 people were polled.