According to preliminary results, Belarus incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko has received 80.23 percent of votes, while his opposition challenger Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has received 9.9 percent of votes, Lidia Yermoshina, the chairwoman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission, said on Monday.
"Total of 4,652,000 people, or 80.23 percent, voted for Alexander Lukashenko," Lidia Yermoshina said at a briefing.
According to the head of the Belarusian Central Election Commission, the preliminary results are unlikely to change.
Yermoshina also said she was evacuated from the House of Government, located in the center of Minsk and housing the bicameral parliament, in the early hours of Monday, following the presidential election.
"We were receiving the results of the election literally manually, since the Central Commission — at least me and the analyst, there were only two of us — were evacuated from the House of Government at 01:00 [22:00 Sunday GMT]. So we received the results of the election just now, shortly before the briefing," Yermoshina told reporters.
Several people were injured, and some were detained. The Interior Ministry has yet to announce the exact number of those detained.