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Communist Party of Belarus

The Communist Party of Belarus (Belarusian: Камуністы́чная па́ртыя Белару́сі, romanizedKamunistyčnaja Partyja Bielarusi; Russian: Коммунисти́ческая па́ртия Белару́си, romanizedKommunisticheskaya Partiya Belarusi) is a communist,[2] Marxist–Leninist[2] political party in Belarus. The party was created in 1996 and supports the government of president Alexander Lukashenko.[3] The leader of the party is Tatsyana Holubeva. The party has had more seats in the National Assembly of Belarus than any other party since the 2000 Belarusian parliamentary election, the first national election it participated in.

Communist Party of Belarus

Камуністы́чная па́ртыя Белару́сі
Russian nameКоммунистическая партия Белоруссии
LeaderTatsyana Holubeva
Secretary-GeneralIgor Karpenko
Founded1996 (1996)
Split fromParty of Communists of Belarus
Preceded byCommunist Party of Byelorussia
HeadquartersMinsk
Membership (2011)6,000[1]
IdeologyCommunism
Marxism–Leninism
Political positionFar-left
Regional affiliationUnion of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union
International affiliationInternational Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties
House of Representatives
11 / 110
Council of the Republic
17 / 64
Local seats
309 / 18,110
Party flag
Flag of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (1951–1991).svg
Website
www.comparty.by Edit this at Wikidata

OverviewEdit

The party suggested merging with the Party of Communists of Belarus (PKB) on July 15, 2006. While the Communist Party of Belarus is a pro-presidential party, the Party of Communists of Belarus was one of the major opposition parties in Belarus. According to Sergey Kalyakin, the chairman of the PKB, the so-called "re-unification" of the two parties was a plot designed to oust the opposition PKB.[4]

The main foreign policy goal of strengthening the party proclaimed national security through the development of Belarus-Russia Union State and the phase reconstruction voluntarily renewed Union nations, strengthening its political and economic independence.

As a member of the world Communist movement, the KPB enjoys relations with other communist parties in the region and throughout the world to a much greater extent than the PKB, which many in the region have considered "pro-Western."

At the 2004 parliamentary election, the KPB obtained 5.99% and 8 out of 110 seats in the House of Representatives, 6 seats in 2008 and even less in 2012 - where it won 3 seats.

Because of the party's support for President Lukashenko, 17 of its members were appointed by him in the country's upper house, the Council of the Republic of Belarus, in 2012.

In 2014, the party increased its representation by obtaining 5 seats.

The party improved its result in the 2016 parliamentary elections, where it won 8 seats and then further increased it in the 2019 elections - where it won 11 seats.

Electoral historyEdit

House of Representatives electionsEdit

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/–
2000 - Unknown Unknown
6 / 260
  6
2004 Tatiana Golubeva 334,383 5.31%
8 / 110
  2
2008 Igor Karpenko 229,986 4.27%
6 / 110
 2
2012 Igor Karpenko 141,095 2.69%
3 / 110
 3
2016 Igor Karpenko 380,770 7.40%
8 / 110
 5
2019 Igor Karpenko 559,537 10.62%
11 / 110
 3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://russian.people.com.cn/31519/7395562.html
  2. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Belarus". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
  3. ^ European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity Archived 2014-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Kalyakin: Merger of Communist Parties Is Belarusian Secret Services’ Invention Archived 2006-08-27 at the Wayback Machine, Charter'97 :: News :: 08/06/2006

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