Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly)
|Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly)|
25 June 2005 (current)
|National affiliation||United Democratic Forces of Belarus|
|Politics of Belarus
The Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly) (Belarusian: Беларуская сацыял-дэмакратычная партыя (Грамада́), Russian: Белорусская социал-демократическая партия (Громада́), Belarusskaya Social-Demokraticheskaya Partiya (Hromada)) is a social democratic political party in Belarus, that opposes the government of president Alexander Lukashenko.
The party was founded in 2005 after the split within the BSDP (People's Assembly). It calls itself the successor of the historical Belarusian Socialist Hromada, which was founded in 1902. Alaksandar Kazulin, a former rector of Belarusian State University, became the first party leader of the new registered party. The BSDP (People's Assembly) remained without registration and office.
At the legislative elections, 13–17 October 2004, the party didn't secure any seat. These elections fell according to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission  significantly short of OSCE commitments. Its candidate at the presidential election of 2006, Alaksandar Kazulin, won 2.3% of the vote.
Ideology and goals of the party
Belarusian Social Democratic Party belongs to the community of parties united in the Socialist International. BSDP focused on western social-democratic ideology and is supported by various European social democratic parties. The main task of the country's foreign party proclaims not only the entry of Belarus to the European Union, but also promote the accession of Russia, Ukraine and Moldova.
- Belarusian Social Democratic Assembly
- Belarusian Social Democratic Party (People's Assembly)
- Social Democratic Party of Popular Accord
- Official website
- OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission, Final Report of the Republic of Belarus Parliamentary Elections, 17 October 2004