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Uładzimir Ivanavič Hančaryk (Belarusian: Уладзімір Іванавіч Ганчарык, Russian: Владимир Гончарик) (born 29 April 1940 in Lahojsk, Soviet Union), also sometimes referred to as Vladimir Goncharik (in Russian), is a Belarusian politician.

He was the candidate from united opposition forces that stood against Alexander Lukashenko in the 2001 elections for the office of President of Belarus.[1] As he was the candidate from united opposition, he was supported by a fellow opposition candidate Siamion Domash, who withdrew his candidacy and urged his supporters to vote for Hančaryk.[2] Hančaryk failed to become the president, when the electoral committee announced official results, according to which he lost the vote to Lukashenko by a 60 percent margin. The elections were considered fraudulent by independent observers.[3]

Before the elections, he was a chairman of the official Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-05. Retrieved 2010-01-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2010-05-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ https://www.hrw.org/wr2k2/europe4.html

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