Republican Party of Labour and Justice

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Republican Party of Labour and Justice
Рэспубліканская партыя працы і справядлівасьці
Russian name Республиканская партия труда и справедливости
Leader Vasil Zadnyaprany
Founded 1993 (1993)
Headquarters Minsk
Ideology Social democracy
Democratic socialism
Political position Centre-left
Colors Red
House of Representatives
3 / 110
Council of the Republic
0 / 64
Local seats
36 / 18,809
Website
rpts.by

The Republican Party of Labour and Justice (Belarusian: Рэспубліканская партыя працы і справядлівасьці, Russian: Республиканская партия труда и справедливости) is a social democratic[1] political party in Belarus created in 1993.[2] The chairman is Vasil Zadnyaprany. The party supports the government of president Alexander Lukashenko.[3]

At the Belarusian parliamentary election in 1995, the party obtained 1 out of 198 seats. At the legislative election in 2000, it gained 2 out of 110 seats in the House of Representatives.[4] The following elections in 2004 and 2008 were not successful for the party; however, in 2012, it won one seat.

As a result of elections to the local Councils of Deputies of the Republic of Belarus (2014), 36 people were elected. Two members of the party are members of the Minsk City Council of Deputies.

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Key objectives of the RPTC include the development of the Union State of Russia and Belarus and the Eurasian Economic Union.

In Minsk, on 21 September 2013, conference of political parties in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan was held. The event participants signed a memorandum of an alliance. Along with Belarus's Republican Party of Labour and Justice, Russia's "Fair Russia", Kazakhstan's "Birlik", and The Socialist Party of Ukraine were included. The RPTC calls for recognition of the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia.

The party congratulated Nicolas Maduro on his victory in the presidential elections in Venezuela.

At the end of 2012, in Vitebsk, it held a charity event for the Republican Party of Labor and Justice, called "Gift of Santa Claus."

Politispolkom, of the Republican Party of Labor and Justice, unanimously declared the results of the referendum on March 16 in the Crimea and supported the will of the inhabitants of Sevastopol.

The party was one of the first to strongly condemn the Bialowieza agreement.

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