ElectionGudie

Oct. 15, 2000 Held

4,430,878
Voted
Belarus

Republic of Belarus

Election for Palata Predstaviteley (Belarusian Chamber of Representatives)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:4,430,878
Valid Votes:4,430,878
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

The Liberal Democratic Party 1 None

Communist Party of Belarus 6 None

The Agrarian Party 5 None

Republican Party of Labor and Justice 2 None

Social Democratic Party of People's Accord 1 None

Social and Sporting Party 1 None

Independents 81 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 110 seats in the Chamber of Representatives (Palata Pretsaviteley)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Aleksandr LUKASHENKO
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Vladimir ERMOSHIN
  • Assembly: Belarus has a bicameral Parliament (Natsionalnoye Sobranie) consisting of the Council of the Republic (Soviet Respubliki) with 64 seats and the Chamber of Representatives (Palata Pretsaviteley) with 110 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Council of the Republic (Soviet Respubliki), 56 members are appointed by regional governing councils to serve 4-year terms and 8 members are appointed by the president to serve 4-year terms. In the Chamber of Representatives (Palata Pretsaviteley) 110 members are elected by universal adult suffrage to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Communist Party of Belarus (KPB)
    • Leader: Viktor CHIKIN
    • Seats won in this election: 6
  • Party: The Agrarian Party (APB)
    • Leader: Mikhail SHIMANSKY
    • Seats won in this election: 5
  • Party: Republican Party of Labor and Justice
    • Seats won in this election: 2
  • Party: Social Democratic Party of People's Accord
    • Leader: Mikalay STATKEVICH
    • Seats won in this election: 1
  • Party: The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPB)
    • Leader: Sergei GAYDUKEVICH
    • Seats won in this election: 1
  • Party: Social and Sporting Party
    • Seats won in this election: 1
  • Independents
    • Seats won in this election: 94

Last Parliamentary election:

  • This is the first election to the Chamber of Representatives.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 10,366,719 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 7,800,000

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 5,307,336 (2000)

·         Is Belarus a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Belarus ratified CEDAW: Yes (4 February 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 10 (following 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 50 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Very Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Belarus a signatory to CRPD: Yes (28 September 2015)

·         Has Belarus ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability:1,555,007 (est.)