Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus

The Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus (Belarusian: Ліберальна-дэмакратычная партыя Беларусі, Russian: Либерально-демократическая партия беларуси, romanizedLiberal'no-Demokraticheskaya Partiya Belarusy), or ЛДПБ (LDPB), is a nationalist[1] political party in Belarus. It was created in 1994 as the Belarusian successor of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union.

Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus

Ліберальна-дэмакратычная партыя Беларусі
Либерально-демократическая партия Беларуси
AbbreviationLDPB (English)
ЛДПБ
LeaderOleg Gaidukevich
FounderSergei Gaidukevich
Founded5 February 1994; 27 years ago (1994-02-05)
Preceded byLiberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union
Headquarters12th Building, Filimonova St, Minsk, Belarus
NewspaperTruth of Gaidukevich
Membership (2020)55,867
Ideology
Political positionRight-wing
Colours  Blue
Slogan«Freedom, Patriotism, Law»
(Russian: «Свобода, патриотизм, закон»)
House of Representatives
1 / 110
Council of the Republic
1 / 64
Local seats
4 / 18,110
Party flag
ЛДПБ.svg Неофициальный флаг ЛДПБ.svg
Website
ldp.by

Despite claiming to be a "constructive and democratic opposition" the party de facto supports the current president, Alexander Lukashenko (much like the LDPR with Vladimir Putin).[2]

In the legislative elections, 13–17 October 2004, the party won 1 out of 110 seats. Its candidate in the presidential election of 2006, Sergei Gaidukevich, won 3.5% of the vote.[citation needed]

According to the official results of the elections to the local Councils of Deputies of the Republic of Belarus (2014), no candidate from the party was not able to become a deputy. Leader Gaydukevich is the deputy chairman of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly of Belarus for international affairs and national security. He was elected in 2016 a member of the National Council of the sixth convocation of the Minsk region.[citation needed]

Election resultsEdit

Presidential electionsEdit

Election Candidate First round Second round Result
Votes % Votes %
1994 Endorsed Vyacheslav Kebich 1,023,174
17.33%
748,329
14.17%
Lost  N
2001 Sergei Gaidukevich 153,199
2.48%
Lost  N
2006 Sergei Gaidukevich 230,664
3.48%
Lost  N
2010 Sergei Gaidukevich Withdrew from the elections
2015 Sergei Gaidukevich 201,945
3.30%
Lost  N
2020 Oleg Gaidukevich Withdrew from the elections, supported Alexander Lukashenko

Legislative electionsEdit

Election Leader Performance Rank Government
Votes % +/– Seats +/–
1995 Sergei Gaidukevich
0 / 260
New 22th Extra-parliamentary
2000
1 / 110
  1   5th "Constructive opposition"
2004 122,605
2.01%
New
1 / 110
  0   3rd "Constructive opposition"
2008 43,752
0.81%
  1.20
0 / 110
  1   6th Extra-parliamentary
2012 249,455
4.76%
  3.95
0 / 110
  0   4th Extra-parliamentary
2016 218,081
4.24%
  0.52
1 / 110
  1   4th "Constructive opposition"
2019 Oleg Gaidukevich 280,683
5.36%
  1.12
1 / 110
  0   4th "Constructive opposition"

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Nordsieck, Wolfram (2008). "Belarus". Parties and Elections in Europe. Archived from the original on 2011-08-24.
  2. ^ European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity Archived 2014-10-02 at the Wayback Machine

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