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Opposition, alleging fraud, advised citizens to avoid voting in bid to deny parliamentary polls claim to legitimacy.
Belarusian president claims two held over Minsk attack have confessed amid fears opposition could face fresh repression.
Authorities detain several people in connection with rush-hour blast on Minsk metro system which left 12 people dead.
The government of Belarus has come under renewed criticism from the West after it jailed the country's leading opposition figure for

Black-clad riot police clubbed demonstrators as government opponents on Saturday marched in defiance of a show of force by Alexander Lukashenko, the president, that has drawn Western sanctions.

Four aides to Alexander Milinkevich, the main opposition presidential candidate in Belarus, have been detained near a square in central Minsk where protesters had spent the night.
Thousands of opposition supporters have gathered in the centre of the Belarussian capital for a second night, many hoping their protest would help overturn presidential election results that Western observers denounced as fraudulent.
Belarus's re-elected president has said actions to stage a pro-West revolution have failed, but his liberal rival has denounced the poll and called for street protests.
Thousands of Belarussians have staged the largest opposition rally in years on the eve of an election, with the president threatening protesters.
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