Tendencies of regional elites development in Belarus (Local elections results of 1999, 2003 and 2007)

Andrei Kazakevich. Tendencies of regional elites development in Belarus (Local elections results of 1999, 2003 and 2007) // Political Sphere №11, 2008 p. 5-25 ISSN1819-3625

Abstract

The article studies tendencies in the development of regional elites in Belarus by analyzing composition of the Regional Local Councils based on the results of local elections in 1999, 2003 and 2007. It examines the validity of regional elites’ analysis by studying Local Council Members and a level of electoral discipline of local executive committees during the local elections. Besides, it reviews political parties’ representation in the local Counsels, age and gender composition and peculiarities of the territorial representation, etc.

Key words:

Local elections, local elections in Belarus, elections in 1999, 2003 and 2007, regional elites, political parties, party system, local councils.

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Andrei Kazakevich Tendencies of regional elites development in Belarus (Local elections results of 1999, 2003 and 2007) // Political Sphere №11, 2008 p. 5-25 ISSN1819-3625

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