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 BELARUS

Legislative elections: House of Representatives, 4-year term, two-tiered single-member majority system
           · President: Alexander Lukashenko · Prime Minister: Sergey Sidorski · Government: BR, KPB, AP, LDP (informal)

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2008 Seats 2004 Seats
Belaja Rus' (BR) <
White Russia
(all deputies were elected as independents)
Centrism; Statism
 
-
2007

-

51 - -
Kommunističeskaja Partija Belarusi (KPB) <
Communist Party of Belarus
Communism; Marxism-Leninism, Russian-Belarussian unionism SKP
1996
- 6 - 8
Agrarnaja Partija (AP)
Agrarian Party
Agrarianism; Socialism
 
-
1992
- 1 - 3
Liberal'no-Demokratičeskaja Partija (LDP) <
Liberal-Democratic Party
Nationalism; Russian-Belarussian unionism -
1994
 - - - 1
Ob'edinennye Demokratičeskie Sily (ODS) <
United Democratic Forces
(2004: NKPP)
Broad opposition alliance 
 
-
2005
- - - -
Belaruskaja Partija Levych 'Spravedlivyj Mir' (SM) <
Belarusian Left Party 'Just World' (former PKB)
Socialism
 
EL
1991
- - - -
Ob'edinennaja Graždanskaja Partija (OGP) <
United Civic Party
Liberal conservatism
 
EPPo, IDUa
1995
- - - -
Belaruskaja Social-Demokratičeskaja Partija 'Hramada' (BSDP) <
Belarusian Social-Democratic Party 'Community'
Social democracy
 
-
2005 (hist. 1902)
- - - -
Partija Belaruski Narodny Front (PBNF) <
Party Belarusian People's Front
Conservatism; Christian democracy
 
EPPo, CDI, IDUa
1988
- - - -
Independents - - - 52 - 98
Others - - - - - -
Total - - - 110 - 110

Turnout

76,7% 90,1%

Note: The elections in Belarus failed to meet OSCE commitments for democratic elections (OSCE Press release, 09.09.2008: "The election took place in a strictly controlled environment with a barely visible campaign. The media coverage of the campaign did not provide meaningful information for voters to be able to make an informed choice. Political parties played a minor role, and restrictions imposed by the state authorities did not allow for a vibrant campaign with real competition. The count was assessed as bad or very bad in 48 percent of polling stations visited. Where access was possible several cases of deliberate falsification of results were observed"). © 2008
2006-2012 zentele.de. Sources: OSCE (http://www.osce.org), Inter-Parliamentary Union (http://www.ipu.org). Archive: Elections 1995-2000.