Belarusian Patriotic Party

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Belarusian Patriotic Party

Беларуская патрыятычная партыя
LeaderNikolay Ulakhovich
Founded1994 (1994)
HeadquartersMinsk
IdeologySocialism[1]
Presidentialism
International affiliationNone
House of Representatives
3 / 110
Council of the Republic
0 / 64
Local seats
0 / 18,809
Website
консерватизм.бел

The Belarusian Patriotic Party (Belarusian: Беларуская патрыятычная партыя, romanizedBiełaruskaja patryjatyčnaja partyja, BPP) is a political party in Belarus loyal to President Alexander Lukashenko.[2] Nikolai Ulakhovich is party chairman.[3]

History[edit]

The party was established in 1994,[2] and was initially named the Belarusian Patriotic Movement. It won one seat in the second round of voting in the 1995 parliamentary elections.[4][5] It changed its name to the Belarusian Patriotic Party in 1996.[6]

The party nominated Nikolai Ulakhovich as its candidate for the 2015 presidential elections. Ulakhovich finished fourth in a field of four candidates with 1.7% of the vote.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nordsieck, Wolfram (2016). "Belarus". Parties and Elections in Europe. Retrieved 2018-04-10.
  2. ^ a b Vitali Silitski & Jan Zaprudnik (2010) The A to Z of Belarus, Scarecrow Press, p237
  3. ^ http://www.indexmundi.com/belarus/political_parties_and_leaders.html
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen & Philip Stöver (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, Nomos, p258 ISBN 9783832956097
  5. ^ Elections in 1995 IPU
  6. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, p254