Nomination of Candidates for Election to the Council of the Republic
The procedure for nominating the candidates for election to the Council of the Republic shall begin 90 days before and end 60 days after the expiry of the term of office of the Council of the Republic of the current convocation.
The right to nominate the candidates for election to the Council of the Republic shall belong to the Presidiums of the local Councils of Deputies of the base level and respective executive committees - district and town executive committees (in the towns subordinated to Oblast), and in the City of Minsk - to the Presidium of the Minsk City Council of Deputies and to the Minsk Executive Committee. The joint session of these bodies shall be attended by not less than two thirds of the number of members of the respective Presidium of the Council of Deputies and the respective Executive Committee.
The decision by the joint session of the Presidium of the local Council of Deputies of the base level and the respective executive Committee to nominate a candidate for election to the Council of the Republic shall be adopted by the majority of the votes of theirs members.
The Presidium of the regional Council of Deputies, the town Council of Deputies (in the towns subordinated to Oblast) and the respective executive committee may nominate only one candidate for election to the Council of the Republic. The same candidate for election to the Council of the Republic may be nominated by several presidiums of the region or the town (in cities towns subordinated to Oblast) Councils of Deputies and respective executive committees.
The decision to nominate a person as a candidate for election to the Council of the Republics shall state the surname, name and patronymic name, the date of birth, the profession, the position (occupation), the place of birth, the place of residence, the party membership and the period of residence in the territory of the Oblast or the city of Minsk.
The decision on nomination of a person as candidate for the Council of the Republic shall be signed by the Chairman of the local Council of Deputies and the Chairman of the respective executive committee and, together with the application of the person, nominated as a candidate for election to the Council of the Republic, stating his consent to be a candidate for election to the Council of the Republic from the Oblast or the City of Minsk, and this person's biographical data indicating the data stipulated by the Central Commission shall be submitted not later than within 3 days to the Central Commission, and with regard to the persons, specified in Article 99 of this Code, it shall also be necessary to submit their applications, stating that these persons agree to resign their positions or to terminate the powers of deputies of the Chamber of Representatives.
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