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Article 82
 

On the basis of the protocols received from the precinct electoral commissions and compiled in accordance with the requirements of Article 55 of this Code, the circuit electoral commission establishes:


the total number of voters for the circuit;


the number of voters who have received ballots;


the number of voters who have taken part in the voting, including the number of voters who have taken part in early voting at the place of location, and the number of voters who have taken part in voting on the day of elections in the premises of voting precinct;


the number of votes given for each candidate for deputy and the number of votes given against all candidates for deputy (if the voting was held on one candidate – the number of votes given against the candidate);


the number of ballots recognized as invalid;


the number of ballots issued to the precinct electoral commissions;


the number of spoiled ballots; and


the number of unused ballots.


Elections are recognized as having taken place if more than half of the voters of the circuit included into the list of citizens having the right to participate in elections participated in the voting.


The candidate for deputy of the House of Representatives who received the greatest number of votes of the voters who took part in the voting is deemed to be elected.When voting is held for one candidature, the candidate is deemed to be elected if he has obtained more than half of votes of the voters who took part in the voting


The circuit electoral commission may recognize elections as invalid if violations of the requirements of this Code were committed in the course of elections or during the count of votes or determining of the results of elections that influenced the results of the elections.A complaint about such violation is submitted by the candidate for deputy to the circuit electoral commission not later than on the third day following the day of elections.The decision of the circuit electoral commission may be appealed to the regional, Minsk city territorial electoral commission within three days from the date of its adoption, and the decision of the regional and Minsk city territorial electoral commission – to the Central Commission within the same period.


The circuit electoral commission establishes at its sitting the results of elections for the electoral circuit and writes down the results in the protocol.The protocol shall be signed by the chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary and members of the commission and shall be handed over, not later than on the fourth day after the end of voting, in person by the chairperson or he deputy chairperson or secretary of the commission to the regional and Minsk city territorial electoral Commission and to the bodies that formed the circuit electoral commission for information. The protocol forwarded to the regional or the Minsk City territorial commission encloses, if any, special opinions of the members of the commission, statements of the authorized persons of the candidates for deputy and of other persons on violations of the requirements of this Code and decisions taken on them by the circuit or territorial electoral commission.


In case when the bodies that formed the commission detect violations of the requirements of this Code and of other acts of legislation of the Republic of Belarus, committed in the course of the voting or during the count of votes, this fact shall be immediately notified to the regional, Minsk City territorial commissions or to the Central Commission.


The circuit electoral commission forwards information on the results of elections for the electoral circuit for publication in the press not later than on the fifth day after the elections.The information specifies the total number of voters included into the lists of citizens who have the right to take part in elections; the number of voters who took part in the voting; the number of votes given for each candidate and the number of votes given against all candidates for deputy (if the voting was held on one candidate – the number of votes given against the candidate); the number of invalid ballots; the surname, name and patronymic, date of birth, profession, office (occupation), place of work and place of residence and party membership of the elected deputy.          If the elections are recognized as having not taken place or invalid, the circuit electoral commission shall indicate it in the information