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Belarusian presidential election, 1994

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Belarusian presidential election, 1994

Belarusian presidential election, 1994
23 June & 10 July 1994
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Nominee Alexander Lukashenko Vyachaslau Kebich
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 4,241,026 748,329
Percentage 80.6% 14.2%

Elected President

Alexander Lukashenko

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Presidential elections were held in Belarus on 23 June 1994, with a second round on 10 July.[1] The result was a victory for Alexander Lukashenko, who received 80.6% of the vote in the second round. Voter turnout was 79.0% in the first round and 70.6% in the second.[2]

To date, this is the only free national election held in Belarus since the country seceded from the Soviet Union. Over the next two years, Lukashenko increased his power step by step, to the point that by 1996 he effectively held all governing power in the nation.


Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Alexander Lukashenko Independent 2,646,140 45.8 4,241,026 80.6
Vyachaslau Kebich Independent 1,023,174 17.7 748,329 14.2
Zyanon Paznyak Partyja BPF 757,195 13.1
Stanislau Shushkevich Independent 585,143 10.1
Alaksandar Dubko Agrarian Party 353,119 6.1
Vasil Novikau Party of Belarusian Communists 253,009 4.4
Against all 165,023 2.9 271,783 5.2
Invalid/blank votes 121,509 17,193
Total 5,904,312 100 5,278,331 100
Source: Nohlen & Stöver

Election maps



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