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Belarusian Left Party "A Just World"

Belarusian Left Party «A Just World»
Leader Sergey Kalyakin
Founded 1991
Ideology Democratic socialism
Eurocommunism
Marxism
Political position Left-wing
National affiliation United Democratic Forces of Belarus
European affiliation Party of the European Left
Colours Red
Website
camarade.biz
Politics of Belarus
Political parties
Elections

The Belarusian Left Party "A Just World" (Belarusian: Беларуская партыя аб'яднаных левых «Справядлівы сьвет», Russian: Белорусская партия объединённых левых «Справедливый мир») is a left-wing political party in Belarus, which opposes the government of president Alexander Lukashenko. Until October 2009 it was known as the Party of Belarusian Communists (Belarusian: Партыя камуністаў Беларусі, Partyja Kamunistau Bielarusi, Russian: Партия коммунистов Белоруссии, Partiya Kommunistov Belorussii).

History

Founded as the Party of Belarusian Communists (PKB) in 1991 as the successor of the ruling Communist Party of Belarus, which broke away from PKB in 1996.

At the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission. Universal principles and constitutionally guaranteed rights of expression, association and assembly were seriously challenged, calling into question the Belarusian authorities’ willingness to respect the concept of political competition on a basis of equal treatment. According to this mission principles of an inclusive democratic process, whereby citizens have the right to seek political office without discrimination, candidates to present their views without obstruction, and voters to learn about them and discuss them freely, were largely ignored.[1]

The party was banned for six months for paperwork irregularities on August 2, 2007.[2]

The party is led by [3]

As of October 2009, the party is a member of the Party of the European Left.[4]

In November 2009 the party decided to be renamed to Belarusian United Left Party "A Just World".[5]

References

  1. ^ [1] Archived September 6, 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Internet hostile to Belarus: president". Reuters. 2007-08-02. Retrieved 2007-08-03. 
  3. ^ Group of Belarusian opposition leaders to visit USA | BELARUS NEWS
  4. ^ Party of the European Left
  5. ^ European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity

External links

  • Official website
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