Liberal Democratic Party (Belarus)

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Liberal Democratic Party
Leader Sergei Gaidukevich
Founded 1994
Headquarters Minsk
Ideology Pan-Slavism[1]
Right-wing populism
Russian–Belarusian Unionism[1]
Political position Right-wing
European affiliation None
International affiliation None
Colours Blue, White, Green

The Liberal Democratic Party (Belarusian: Лібэральна-дэмакратычная партыя, Russian: Либерально-демократическая партия, Liberal'no-Demokraticheskaya Partiya, LDP) is a political party in Belarus. It was created in 1994 as the Belarusian successor of the Liberal Democratic Party of the Soviet Union. The party supports the current president Alexander Lukashenko.[2]

In the legislative elections, 13–17 October 2004, the party won 1 out of 110 seats. The party adheres to an ideology similar to that of Liberal Democratic Party of Russia and advocates unification of Russia and Belarus. Its candidate at the presidential election of 2006, Sergei Gaidukevich, won 3.5% of the vote.

Despite its name, Pippa Norris characterised the party as an extremist organization dedicated to restoring the USSR. It is run by its leader Haidukevich and has no democratic structures.[3]

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