Belarusian presidential election dates and Voting Live
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Belarusian presidential election dates and Voting Live

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Belarusian presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  
Belarusian presidential election Dates 2020 
Belarusian presidential election​ Date: August 30, 2020​  

Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on 30 August 2020. Long-term president Alexander Lukashenko has announced he will run for a sixth term in office, having won every presidential election since independence in 1991. 


Belarus presidential election dates and Voting Live 2020  

Prior to the vote, six incarcerated opposition figures were pardoned by Lukashenko. The move was welcomed by the OSCE electoral observer mission with the head of the delegation, Kent Härstedt, saying: "The recent release of political prisoners and a welcoming approach to observers were positive developments. However, the hope that this gave us for broader electoral progress was largely unfulfilled." The International Federation for Human Rights reported that it is likely that released political prisoners in Belarus still have many rights curtailed, such as inability to work for the government or run for public office, police visitations, and restriction of travel. Fewer protests occurred during this presidential election than during others, mostly due to unease over the Maidan protests in Ukraine two years prior. The government of Belarus exploited this unease by advocating stability over change, and even opposition leaders opposed protests. 


The Electoral system of Belarus  

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 eight members appointed by the president. 

Belarus is a state in which the president, currently Alexander Lukashenko, dominates. Opposition parties are allowed but are widely considered to have no real chance of gaining power. A report by the Electoral Integrity Project, reviewing worldwide elections for 2015 and released in February 2016, evaluated Belarus as a state "failing to meet international standards of electoral integrity. 


Belarus election Party and candidate 
 

Nominee 

Alexander Lukashenko 

Alena Anisim 

Aleh Gaidukevich 

Party 

Independent 

Independent 

LDP 

 


Belarus Elections Results 

#To Be Announced 


Past Belarus Elections Results  

Candidate 

Party 

Votes 

 

Alexander Lukashenko 

Independent 

5,102,478 

84.14 

 

Tatsiana Karatkevich 

People's Referendum 

271,426 

4.48 

 

Sergei Gaidukevich 

Liberal Democratic Party 

201,945 

3.33 

 

Nikolai Ulakhovich 

Belarusian Patriotic Party 

102,131 

1.68 

Against all 

386,225 

6.37 

Invalid/blank votes 

48,808 

– 

Total 

6,113,013 

100 

Registered voters/turnout 

7,008,682 

87.22 

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