Belarus completes presidential election
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.11
The presidential election, which kicked off today in Belarus at 8 a.m. local time (05:00 GMT), has ended at 8 p.m
As of 18:00, according to the last announcement of results by Belarus's Central Election Commission, some 81.77 percent of the voters cast their votes, Belta reported Oct. 11.
There are four candidates for the presidential race, including incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarusian Patriotic Party Chairman and head of the Belarusian Cossacks organization Nikolai Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party Sergei Gaidukevich and activist of the 'Say the Truth!' campaign Tatyana Korotkevich.
A September survey carried out by the Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies forecast that Lukashenko would get over 60 percent and Korotkevich - about 25 percent - of the vote.