Communist Party of Belarus
The Communist Party of Belarus (Belarusian: Камуністы́чная па́ртыя Белару́сі, romanized: Kamunistyčnaja Partyja Bielarusi; Russian: Коммунисти́ческая па́ртия Белару́си, romanized: Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Belarusi) is a communist, Marxist–Leninist political party in Belarus. The party was created in 1996 and supports the government of president Alexander Lukashenko. 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.
|Russian name||Коммунистическая партия Белоруссии|
|Split from||Party of Communists of Belarus|
|Preceded by||Communist Party of Byelorussia|
|Regional affiliation||Union of Communist Parties – Communist Party of the Soviet Union|
|International affiliation||International Meeting of Communist and Workers' Parties|
|House of Representatives|
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|Council of the Republic|
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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.
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."
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.
House of Representatives electionsEdit
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- Nordsieck, Wolfram (2019). "Belarus". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2019-11-27.
- European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity Archived 2014-10-02 at the Wayback Machine
- Kalyakin: Merger of Communist Parties Is Belarusian Secret Services’ Invention Archived 2006-08-27 at the Wayback Machine, Charter'97 :: News :: 08/06/2006
- Official website (in Russian)