2004 Belarusian parliamentary election
Parliamentary elections were held in Belarus on 17 October 2004, with a second round of voting in two constituencies on 27 October, and a third round in one on 20 March 2005. The vast majority of successful candidates, 97 of 109, were independents. Voter turnout was reported to be 91.04% in the first round.
All 110 seats in the House of Representatives
56 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||91.04 ( 29.96 pp)|
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.
A total of 359 candidates contested the election, with oppositing parties claiming that around 40% of their candidates were not registered. The OCSE delegation noted that although all candidates were given a set amount of free television and radio airtime and a free statement in the national press, over 80% of television news time was dedicated to President Alexander Lukashenko in the five weeks before the election. They also noted concerns about the independence of the Electoral Commission and a lack of transparency during the voting and counting process. The government also closed down nine independent newspapers in the lead-up to the elections.
|Communist Party of Belarus||334,383||5.49||8||0||0||8||+2|
|Belarusian Social Democratic Party (People's Assembly)||173,129||2.83||0||0||4,802||12.04||0||0||0|
|People's Coalition 5 Plus||160,011||2.62||0||0||0||0||0|
|Belarusian Agrarian Party||145,004||2.38||3||0||0||3||–2|
|Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus||122,605||2.01||1||0||0||1||0|
|Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly||59,892||0.98||1||0||0||0||0|
|Social Democratic Party of Popular Accord||22,441||0.37||0||0||0||0||New|
|Total valid votes||6,297,600||108||34,567||1||1||110||0|
|Source: Nohlen, IPU, Центризбирком Archived 2020-02-05 at the Wayback Machine|