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8/14/2020, 1:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Election Commission officially confirms Lukashenko's victory

Belarusian Central Election Commission officially confirmed on Friday on its website that President Alexander Lukashenko has won the presidential election on August 9.

According to the statement, "the commission’s decision approved the results of the election. Alexander Lukashenko is elected president of the Republic of Belarus." Commission added that Lukashenko got 80.1% of the votes, while his rival Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, had 10.12%.

Tikhanovskaya called earlier for more protests and urged supporters to sign an online petition asking for a recount of votes.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / TF