Belarusian Green Party

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Belarusian Green Party

Беларуская Партыя Зялёныя
LeaderDzimtry Kuchuk
Founded3 June 1994 (1994-06-03)
IdeologyGreen politics
Eco-socialism
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
European affiliationEuropean Green Party (Associate)
International affiliationGlobal Greens (Associate)
ColoursGreen
House of Representatives
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Council of the Republic
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Website
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The Belarusian Green Party (Belarusian: Беларуская Партыя «Зялёныя») is an eco-socialist Green party in Belarus which opposes the administration of president Alexander Lukashenko, which is led by entrepreneur Dzmitry Kuchuk (Дзмітрый Кучук).[1] It was created in 1994. The party has an anti-corporatist, anti-globalist platform.

The previous leader of the party until January 2020 was Nastassya Darafeyeva (Настасся Дарафеева), who in 2015 succeeded long-time leader Aleh Novikaŭ (Алег Новікаў), also known as Lolik Uškin (Лёлік Ушкін), who had led the party since 2007.[2]

The party has not held seats in the Belarusian parliament since its creation.

In late 2008, the Belarusian Green Party created a special commission on LGBT rights, becoming the first political party in Belarus to officially announce support for the LGBT community.

The Belarusian Green Party opposes the practice of the death penalty, and Belarus remains the last country in Europe with capital punishment. The party has also sharply criticized the US government for continuing to permit the death penalty at the state-level. Members of the party strongly protested the executions of Dmitri Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalev, who were convicted of the 2011 Minsk Metro bombing in a controversial trial.

The party is an associate member of the European Green Party.[3]

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  1. ^ "Старшынёй партыі "Зялёныя" абраны Дзмітрый Кучук". Наша Ніва (in Belarusian). 2020-01-19. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  2. ^ "Беларуская партыя "Зялёныя" абрала новую старшыню (абноўлена)". greenbelarus.info (in Belarusian). 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2020-02-05.
  3. ^ "Bielaruskaja Partyja "Zialonye"". European Greens. Retrieved 2020-02-05.

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