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Belarus

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theCouncil of the Republic

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
11.09.2016
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
17.11.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
110
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
485
Notes
Percentage of women candidates: About 25%

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
6,978,490
Votes Number of people who actually voted
5,211,871
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
74.68%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Candidates supporting President Alexander Lukashenko, in power since 1994, once again dominated the elections to the House of Representatives. Most winning candidates were formally non-partisan, with only 16 of the 110 seats going to candidates presented by political parties. For the first time since 2000, two opposition candidates won parliamentary representation: one from the United Civil Party and one independent candidate. Election campaigning was reportedly low profile. Opposition parties advocated democratisation, EU integration and promised to maintain good relations with Russia. President Lukashenko urged MPs to "work hard: make laws and fulfill his/her promises, do good for the state and the people".
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
85.45%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Non-partisans 94
Communist Party of Belarus 8
Belarusian Patriotic Party 3
Republican Party of Labour and Justice 3
Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus 1
United Civil Party 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
72
Number of women elected
38
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
34.55%
Sources
House of Representatives (03.10.2016) Central Commission of the Republic of Belarus on Elections and Holding Republican Referenda Official Website of the Republic of Belarus Belarusian Telegraph Agency
Women Directly Elected
38

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
72
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
38
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
79
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Vladimir Andreichenko (Male)
Date of election
11.10.2016