The procedure for the election of the President of Belarus

According to the Constitution of Belarus (1994), the President is head of state, guarantor of the Constitution, rights and freedoms of man and citizen.

The President can be elected a citizen of Belarus by birth at least 35 years old, eligible to vote and resident in Belarus for at least ten years immediately before the election.

The President is elected for five years directly people of Belarus on the basis of universal, free, equal and direct suffrage by secret ballot.

In accordance with the Electoral Code of Belarus, presidential elections are appointed by the House of representatives no later than five months and are held on Sunday not later than two months prior to the expiration of the term of office of the previous President.

If the office of President became vacant, elections are held not earlier than 30 days and no later than 70 days from the date of opening of the vacancy.

The preparation and conduct of elections of the President, provides the Central Commission for elections and referenda.

Presidential candidates are nominated by citizens of Belarus in the presence of at least 100 thousand signatures of voters. The nomination of presidential candidates starts in 80 days and ends 50 days before the election. Presidential candidates may not be nominated citizens who are not eligible in accordance with the law of Belarus to occupy positions in state bodies and other state organizations in connection with the existence of a criminal record.

Registration of presidential candidates by the Central Commission. Check-in begins 35 days and ends 25 days before the election.

A person nominated as a presidential candidate, submits to the Central Commission prior to registration, the following documents: a written statement of consent to stand as a presidential candidate