CEC: Voter turnout – 74.2%


109 out of the 110 seats in the House of Representatives were filled in the elections. All of the elected candidates had been put forward by the government.
According to the Central Election Commission, voter turnout was 80.7 percent in Vitsebsk region, 76.6 percent in Homel region, 79.2 percent in Hrodna region, 76.1 percent in Minsk region, 79.9 in the Mahiliou region, 74.2 percent in the Brest region, and 59.2 percent in the city of Minsk.
Slightly more than 72 percent of the registered voters abroad cast ballots in the elections, the commission said.
The only district where no one was elected to the House was Electoral District No. 36 in Homel. Siarhei Melnikau, an employee of a Homyel-based private company called MS-Market who is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was the only candidate on the ballot in the district. He failed to get elected because he did not win at least 50 percent plus one vote, the commission said.
Speaking to reporters in Minsk on September 24, Lidziya Yarmoshyna, head of the commission, said that the commission would announce the final results of the elections at the end of this week. Yarmoshyna described the election campaign as calm and fairly successful and effective.
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