Determination and Publication of the Results of Elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus
The Central Commission, on the basis of records of the Oblast and Minsk City commissions on elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, not later than ten days after the end of voting, shall determine at its sitting and write in the record the following data:
the total number of electors for the Republic of Belarus;
the number of electors who have received ballot papers;
the number of electors who have taken part in the voting;
the number of votes given for and the number of votes given against each candidate for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus;
the number of ballot papers recognised as invalid;
the number of spoiled ballot papers; and
the number of unused ballot papers.
The record shall be signed by the chairman, the deputy chairman, the secretary and the members of the Central Commission.
Elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus shall be recognised as having taken place if the voting has been attended by more than half of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus included into the list of electors.
The President of the Republic of Belarus shall be acknowledged elected if more than half of the citizens of the Republic of Belarus who took part in the voting have voted for him.
In case of detection of mistakes and irregularities in the records of the precinct and territorial commissions as well as of violations committed in the course of the voting or during the count of votes, the Central Commission shall have the right to take a decision on a new count of votes by the respective territorial commission. A new count of votes of the electors shall be made by the territorial commission in presence of a member (members) of the Central Commission and, if required, of the precinct commissions as well.
Elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus on the whole of the Republic or for separate polling stations, regions, towns, town districts, Oblasts or the City of Minsk may be recognised as invalid because of violations of the requirements of this Code made in the course of elections or during the count of votes if they affected the results of the elections for the whole of the Republic. Decision on recognising the elections invalid shall be taken by the Central Commission. The appeal against such violation shall be lodged with the Central Commission not later than on the day following the elections. The decision of the Central Commission may be appealed against in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus within ten days. The right of appeal against the decision on recognition of elections as invalid shall belong to candidates for the position of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
The Central Commission shall hand over an information on the results of elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus to mass media for making them public (publication) not later than three days from the time of signing of the records on the election results.
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