Conservative Christian Party – BPF
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|Russian name||Консервативно-христианская партия — БНФ|
|Split from||Belarusian People's Front (BPF)|
|Political position||Right-wing to far-right|
The Conservative Christian Party of the Belarusian People's Front (Belarusian: Кансэрватыўна-Хрысьціянская Партыя - БНФ, translit. Kanservatyŭna-Chryścijanskaja Partyja BNF; Russian: Консервативно-христианская партия — БНФ) is a political party in Belarus, that opposes the government of president Alexander Lukashenko. It was de facto formed after the split of the Belarusian People's Front in 1999.
The last legislative elections, 13–17 October 2004, were boycotted by the party, led by Zianon Pazniak. These elections fell according to the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission  significantly short of OSCE commitments. 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. Principles of an inclusive democratic process—whereby citizens have the right to seek political office without discrimination, candidates can present their views without obstruction, and voters can learn the views and discuss them freely—were largely ignored.
The Conservative Christian Party refused to join in the oppositional coalition led by Alaksandar Milinkievič in 2006, as CCP cited inability to ensure ethical behavior in Lukashenko's administration, in the voting process, and in the calculation of votes. The election ended cycle ended with voting falsifications and was not acknowledged by EU and United States.
The party was in favor of depriving the Russian language the status of second state language in Belarus. This status of the Russian language obtained according to a national referendum in 1995, when for making the Russian language the status of state voted 83.3% of the population who took part in the referendum.
The party has boycotted all the parliamentary elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016) since the establishment of the authoritarian regime of President Lukashenko.
- Official website (in Belarusian)
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