Belarusian presidential election, 2001

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Belarusian presidential election, 2001
1994 ←
9 September 2001 → 2006

  Alex Lukashenko.jpeg No image.svg
Nominee Alexander Lukashenko Vladimir Goncharik
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 4,666,680 965,261
Percentage 77.4% 16.0%

President before election

Alexander Lukashenko

Elected President

Alexander Lukashenko

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Presidential elections were held in Belarus on 9 September 2001.[1] The election should have been held in 1999, but a revised constitution adopted in 1996 extended incumbent Alexander Lukashenko's term for another two years.

Lukashenko was handily reelected with 77.4% of the vote over two minor candidates. Voter turnout was 83.9%.[2] The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe noted that the elections were "not democratic" and not free and fair.[3]


Candidate Party Votes %
Alexander Lukashenko Independent 4,666,680 77.4
Vladimir Goncharik Independent 965,261 16.0
Sergei Gaidukevich Liberal Democratic Party 153,199 2.5
Against all 245,241 4.1
Invalid/blank votes 138,706
Total 6,169,087 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver


  1. ^ Nohlen, D & Stöver, P (2010) Elections in Europe: A data handbook, p252 ISBN 978-3-8329-5609-7
  2. ^ Nohlen & Stöver, p262
  3. ^ Belarus vote 'neither free nor fair' BBC News, 10 September 2001