Elections in Belarus

Elections In Belarus

Elections in Belarus

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Belarus elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five year term by the people. The National Assembly (Нацыянальны сход, Nacyyanal'ny skhod) has two chambers. The House of Representatives (Палата прадстаўнікоў, Palata Pradstawnikow) has 110 members elected in single-seat constituencies elected for a four year term. The Council of the Republic (Савет рэспублікі, Saviet Respubliki) has 64 members, 56 members indirectly elected and 8 members appointed by a head of state - the president.

Belarus is a state in which the president dominates. Opposition parties are allowed, but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power.

Electoral history

1994 Presidential Elections

In 1994, the first ever elections for the office of President of Belarus took place. Before the adoption of the state constitution, Belarus had a prime minister ever since they broke away from the Soviet Union. At the time, Vyachaslaw Kyebich was the prime minister. At the end of the first balloting in June 1994, Kyebich was slated to face the other candidate, Alexander Lukashenko.

Presidential elections - first round:



Presidential elections - second round:



1995 Parliamentary Elections



On 11 April 1995, Parliament rejected three of the four issues to be put to national referendum on the same day as general elections, and President of the Republic Aleksandr Lukashenka – in...
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