If elections that took place in the electoral district in the first round of elections or in the second round of voting have been recognised as having not taken place or invalid or if in the first round of elections when not more than two candidates ran for elections none of them received the required number of the votes of the electors or if in the second round of voting only one candidate for deputy of the local Council of Deputies was left who did not receive the required number of the votes of the electors as well as when all candidates for deputies have quitted, the Oblast or the Minsk City territorial electoral commission shall instruct the respective district electoral commission or the territorial electoral commissions that exercises in the district of the City of Minsk powers of district electoral commissions on elections to the Minsk City Council of Deputies to hold in the electoral district new (repeated) elections whereas the regional, town, settlement or rural territorial electoral commission shall take decision on the holding of new elections in the electoral district. In such case, it may take a decision on the necessity to hold elections by the district, the said territorial and precinct electoral and commissions having new membership. In such case the formation of electoral commissions shall be made according to the procedure established by this Code. Voting shall be held at the same polling stations according to the lists compiled for the holding of the main elections and detailed on the eve of the new elections.
New elections shall be held within the time period established by the territorial electoral commission. The nomination and registration of candidates for deputies and other procedures shall be carried according to the order and within the time period established by this Code. New elections shall be acknowledged as having taken place if in the first round of the new elections and in the second round of voting more than half of the electors included into the lists of citizens who have the right to take part in the elections have taken part. New elections in the second round of voting shall be considered as having taken place if the voting has been attended by more than 25 per cent of the district recorded in the lists of citizens who have the right to take part in the elections. Elected in the first round of new elections shall be the candidate for deputy of the local Council of Deputies who received more than half of the votes of the electors who took part in the voting. Elected in the second round of voting of new elections shall be the candidate for deputy who received the greater part of the votes of the electors who took part in the voting. In case when one of the candidates for deputies of the local Council of Deputies included into the ballot paper for the second round of voting withdrew his candidature, the second round of voting may be held with one candidate. In such case, the candidate shall be considered elected if he has received more than half of the votes of the electors who took part in the voting.
When new elections are held, citizens of in relation of whom decisions were taken on cancellation of their registration as candidates for deputies in accordance with Article 47, part four of Article 49, part six of Article 68 and Article 75 of this Code as well as those who withdrew their candidatures in the first round of elections without valid causes may not run again.
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