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2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarus

2019 Parliamentary Elections in Belarus

On 5 August Belarusian head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 293 and Decree 294 to set the dates for the elections to the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the 7th convocation. They will be held on 7 and 17 November 2019 respectively.

New Belarusian senate speaker elected
6 December 2019, 15:25
Natalya Kochanova thanked members of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament for their trust in her. She assured them she would do her best to ensure effective operation of the Council of the Republic.
Belarusian parliament speaker re-elected
6 December 2019, 12:58
The speaker of the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament is elected by secret ballot. As many as 109 out of the 110 MPs voted in favor of Vladimir Andreichenko.
Lukashenko gives his take on new parliament, recent elections
5 December 2019, 11:19
The recent parliamentary elections were open and competitive, with a great number of candidates standing for election, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during his address to members of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly.
Belarus president satisfied with new parliament
4 December 2019, 14:07
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We've recently held parliamentary elections. When I was in Vitebsk Oblast, I thanked our people and heads of polling-station election commissions, constituency election commissions for having done a brilliant job."
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Belarus' MFA communicates its position on observation mission findings to OSCE ODIHR
26 November 2019, 11:23
Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Oleg Kravchenko met with Head of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Election Observation Mission Cornelia Willemien Anke Jonker.
Aleksandr Lukashenko
Lukashenko responds to criticism over opposition-free parliament
25 November 2019, 17:06
The head of state provided some details of the meeting with the western diplomats during the talks with a delegation of Kaliningrad Oblast. The talks were attended by Russian Ambassador Dmitry Mezentsev who praised the way the Belarusian elections were held.
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Makei: OSCE should not disregard positive things in Belarus' elections
25 November 2019, 14:31
While criticizing Belarus' electoral process international observers should take note of positive things as well, Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei said answering journalists' questions.
Belarus' CEC: 70 observers sent away due to law violations
25 November 2019, 10:03
Seventy observers were removed from the polling stations at the elections to the House of Representatives due to the breach of legislation, CEC head Lidia Yermoshina said.
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Total oversight of observers over parliamentary elections in Belarus emphasized
22 November 2019, 13:23
The head of the Belarusian election organization agency pointed out that some 39,000 domestic observers and 1,030 international ones had been accredited to monitor the elections. “In other words, the elections were monitored as closely as possible,” Lidia Yermoshina said.
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CEC confirms results of Belarus' parliamentary vote
22 November 2019, 13:09
The 110 members of the House of Representatives were elected. Members of political parties comprise 19.1% of the new parliament (21 people). The previous parliament had 16 representatives of political parties.
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