Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly

The Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly (BSDH; Belarusian: Беларуская сацыял-дэмакратычная Грамада; БСДГ, romanizedBielaruskaja sacyjal-demakratyčnaja Hramada; Russian: Белорусская социал-демократическая Грамада; БСДГ, romanizedBelorusskaya sotsial-demokraticheskaya Gramada; BSDG), commonly shortened to "Hramada" or "The Assembly", is a Belarusian social-democratic political party. Businessman Siarhiej Čeračań has been the leader of the party since October 2018.[1]

Party «Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly»
Партыя «Беларуская сацыял-дэмакратычная Грамада»
Партия «Белорусская социал-демократическая Грамада»
ChairmanSiarhei Cherachen
Deputy ChairmanAnatol Astapienka
FounderMichail Tkačoŭ (1991)
Stanislav Shushkevich (1998)
Founded21 May 1991; 32 years ago (1991-05-21)
15 February 1998; 25 years ago (1998-02-15) (refoundation)
Dissolved15 March 1996; 27 years ago (1996-03-15)
Merged intoBelarusian Social Democratic Party (People's Assembly) (1996–1998)
Headquarters66th Building, Karl Liebknecht St, Minsk, Belarus. 220013
Membership (2021)2,930
IdeologySocial democracy
Civic nationalism
Political positionCentre-left
Colours  Red
Slogan«We are Belarus! With love to the Motherland»
(Belarusian: «Мы — Беларусь! З любоўю да Радзімы»)


The previous head of the party from 1998 to 2018 was Stanislav Shushkevich, who has the distinction of having been the first head of state of the Republic of Belarus after its independence from the Soviet Union, between 1991 and 1994. After running unsuccessfully for president in the 1994 election, he did not participate in politics again until helping to form the party in 1998. In 2004 he was not allowed to register as a candidate and so in the 2010 presidential election he was a supporter of candidate Andrei Sannikov.


Electoral historyEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election Candidate First round Second round Result
Votes % Votes %
1994 Endorsed Stanislav Shushkevich 585,143 9.91% Lost  N
2001 Endorsed Zianon Pazniak Not admitted to the elections
2006 Endorsed Alaksandar Milinkievič 405,486 6.12% Lost  N
2010 Did not contest
2020 Siarhei Cherachen 66,613 1.14% Lost  N

Legislative electionsEdit

Election Leader Performance Rank Government
Votes % +/– Seats +/–
1995 Aleh Trusaŭ
2 / 260
New 5th Opposition
2000 Stanislav Shushkevich Boycotted Extra-parliamentary
2004 59,892 0.98% New
0 / 110
  0   7th Extra-parliamentary
2008 693 0.01%   0.97
0 / 110
  0   9th Extra-parliamentary
2012 Did not contest Extra-parliamentary
2016 Extra-parliamentary
2019 Siarhei Cherachen 23,164 0.44%   0.43
0 / 110
  0   10th Extra-parliamentary

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Станіслава Шушкевіча на пасадзе кіраўніка БСДГ змяніў бізнэсмен Сяргей Чарачэнь" [Stanislav Shukhevich is succeeded as BSDA chairman by Siarhei Charachen]. Наша Ніва (Naša Niva) (in Belarusian). 3 November 2018. Archived from the original on 6 May 2020. Retrieved 5 February 2020.

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