As at 2 p.m. on Sunday over 50% of registered voters in Belarus had cast their ballots in parliamentary elections, Interfax was told at the Central Election Commission.
"In the country as a whole 50.3% of voters took part in the voting," a spokesman specified.
Vitebsk region held the lead in terms of turnout with 60.7% of its voters casting their ballots by 2 p.m. Gomel region came second with 53.2%, Mogilev third with 52.7%. They were followed by Minsk region with 51.1%, Grodno region with 49.5% and Brest with 47.4%. In the city of Minsk the turnout was 40.7%.
Belarus is holding parliamentary elections on Sunday, in which 110 deputies will be elected to the national parliament's House of Representatives.
Over 260 candidates are running, and about 60 of them represent the United Democratic Forces. Among the candidates there are about 30 current parliamentary deputies.