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Article 56
 

Elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus are called by the House of Representatives not later than five months and shall be held not later than two months prior to the expiration of the term of powers of the previous President.


Where the office of the President becomes vacant, elections shall be held not sooner than 30 days and not later than 70 days, from the day on which the office fell vacant.In this case the short-cut terms of holding the pre-election events shall be determined by the Central Commission.


Elections to the House of Representatives of a new convocation are called by the President of the Republic of Belarus not later than four months and shall be held not later than 30 days before expiration of the term of powers of the House of Representatives of the current convocation.


In case of dissolution of the House of Representatives in the cases and in the order provided for by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the President simultaneously appoints elections for the House of Representatives of the new convocation.Extraordinary elections of the House of Representatives shall be held within three months from the day of early termination of powers of the House of Representatives of the current convocation.


Elections to local Councils of Deputies of a new convocation are appointed by the President of the Republic of Belarus not later than four months and shall be held not later than 30 days before expiration of the powers of the local Councils of Deputies of the current convocation.Elections to all local Councils of Deputies shall be held at the same time.


In case of dissolution of a local Council of Deputies, elections to that local Council of Deputies are appointed by the President of the Republic of Belarus not later than one month after the day of its dissolution and are held observing the requirements of this Code.


Announcement about the elections day is made public in mass media on the following day after calling the elections.