Next Belarusian presidential election

Under the terms of the Constitution of Belarus, the next Belarusian presidential election is to be held in 2025. The president is elected directly to serve a five-year term.

Next Belarusian presidential election

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Incumbent President

Alexander Lukashenko[1]
Independent



Mass protests erupted following the disputed outcome of the 2020 election in which incumbent Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory. Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya subsequently claimed to have received between 60 and 70% of the vote and asked the international community to recognise her as the winner of the election.[2][3][4]

On 17 August 2020, Lukashenko stated that the next presidential election could be held earlier than 2025 if a new constitution were to be adopted.[5] Opposition candidate Tsikhanouskaya stated that she was ready to lead a transitional government and to hold early elections under international supervision.[6][7] Lukashenko also said that he will resign if a new constitution is adopted.[8]

Opinion pollsEdit

Date Agency Viktar Babaryka Alexander Lukashenko Pavel Latushko Valery Tsepkalo Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya Syarhey Rumas Sergei Tikhanovsky Maria Kalesnikava Vladimir Makei Zianon Pazniak Andrey Dmitriyeu Anatol Liabedzka Vladimir Karanik Maxim Znak Veranika Tsapkala Natalya Kochanova Yury Karayeu Kirill Rudy Ivonka Survilla Mikalai Statkevich Paval Sieviaryniec Roman Golovchenko Oleg Gaidukevich Maksim Bogrecov
13-18 November 2020 Chatham House 31.7% (38.2%) 24.2% (20.8%) 14.2% (20.3%) 7.0% (12.1%) 6.2% (9.9%) 4.4% (7.2%) 3.3% (5.9%) 3.2% (7.5%) 1.7% (2.5%) 1.4% (2.4%) 1.0% (1.5%) 0.4% (0.7%) 0.4% (0.6%) 0.1% (0.7%) 0.1% (0.5%) 0.1% (1.2%) 0.1% (0.5%) 0.1% (0.4%) 0.0% (0.1%) - - - - -
14-20 January 2021 Chatham House 28.8% (35.3%) 27.4% (23.9%) 12.1% (18.3%) 3.7% (9.6%) 4.0% (11.2%) 4.3% (7.3%) 5.8% (8.6%) 4.2% (8.2%) 2.3% (4.4%) 1.3% (2.4%) 1.3% (2.1%) 0.1% (0.6%) 0.6% (1.3%) 0.3% (0.7%) 0.1% (0.8%) 0.4% (1.3%) 0.1% (1.1%) - (0.1%) - 2.1% (4.2%) 1.0% (1.4%) - - - (0.4%)
12 January - 8 February 2021 Ecoom 2.5% 66.5% 1.3% - 1.5% 0.4% - - 2.4% - - - - - - 4.4% - - - - - 3.8% 1.9% -
20-30 April 2021 Chatham House 25% (33%) 23% (25%) 8% (14%) 3% (9%) 4% (10%) 3% (8%) 3% (8%) 2% (8%) 1% (2%) 1% (2%) 1% (2%) - - - - - - - - 2% (4%) - - - -
23 July - 3 August 2021 Chatham House 22% (33%) 27% (28%) 4% (10%) 3% (8%) 6% (13%) 3% (6%) 2% (7%) 2% (7%) 1% (2%) 2% (2%) 2% (3%) - - - - - - - - 1% (2%) - - - -

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Incumbent during 2020–21 protests)
  2. ^ "Belarus election: Exiled leader calls weekend of 'peaceful rallies'". BBC News. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 15 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Belarus opposition candidate declares victory | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News". www3.nhk.or.jp.
  4. ^ "Тихановская готовится объявить себя победительницей выборов в Беларуси – пресс-секретарь". gordonua.com.
  5. ^ "Heckled And Jeered, Lukashenka Says New Election Could Be Held After Constitutional Changes". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.
  6. ^ Teslova, Elena (17 August 2020). "Belarus: Opposition leader says 'ready to lead country'" (PDF). www.aa.com.tr. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  7. ^ "Łukaszenka może liczyć już tylko na Putina - OKO.press". oko.press.
  8. ^ "Belarus president plans to leave job under new constitution". 27 November 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2021.