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Article 81
 

If at the elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus not more than two candidates have run for and none of them has been elected as well as in case of dropping out of all candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus, or recognition of the elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus as not having taken place or invalid, or the second round of voting has failed to determine the elected President of the Republic of Belarus, the Central Commission decides on fixing repeated elections with repeated nomination of candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus.Herewith it may take a decision on holding the elections by territorial and precinct commissions in a new composition.


Repeated elections are held within three months after the main elections.Voting is held at the same voting precincts according to the lists compiled for the holding of the main elections and specified on the eve of the repeated elections.


Formation of commissions on the elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, if according to part one of this Article the decision on holding the repeated elections by commissions in a new composition has been taken, nomination and registration of candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus, other actions related to holding the repeated elections of the President of the Republic of Belarus, are carried out within the procedure established by this Code.


In case of holding the repeated elections, the citizens of the Republic of Belarus in relation to whom, in accordance with indents two – four, six and eight of part one of Article 701 of this Code, the decisions on cancellation of their registration as candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus have been taken may nor stand as candidates for the President of the Republic of Belarus, as well as the citizens who have withdrawn their candidatures in the first round without valid reasons.


Announcement about holding the repeated elections shall be published within three days in press and made public in other mass media.