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The head of the Federation of Trade Unions became a deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus for the third time

The Central Election Commission of Belarus has published the results of the elections to the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus. Among the elected deputies were such figures as Minister of Labor, propagandists, regime politicians, as well as the head of the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus Mikhail Orda.

Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Mikhail Orda \\ photo Belta
Aliaksandr Lukashenka and Mikhail Orda \\ photo Belta

The lower house of the Belarusian parliament is elected for five years, which is an innovation after the change of the electoral legislation. In the past elections, the chamber was elected in full, which amounted to 110 deputy seats. The competition amounted to about two people per seat in the parliament.

Famous names prevail among the new deputies. Among them are head of the Presidential Administration Ihar Siargeenka, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Iryna Kastsevich, head of the Military Academy Gennadz Liapeshka, rector of the Academy of Management under the President of Belarus Vyachaslau Danilovich, director general of the National Library Vadzim Gigin, counselor of the Belarusian Embassy in Russia Aliaksandr Shpakouski, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus Aleh Gaidukevich, leader of the country's largest Belarusian party "Belaya Rus" Aleh Ramanau, as well as chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions Mikhail Orda.

This is the third time when Mikhail Orda becomes a deputy of the lower house of parliament. He previously headed the Belarusian Republican Youth Union (BRSM) from 2003 to 2006, and was a member of the Council of the Republic from 2016 to 2019. Orda is also known as a supporter of Alexander Lukashenko: in 2020, he led the presidential initiative group for the presidential election, and on July 15, 2020, the Federation of Trade Unions, under his leadership, officially supported Lukashenko's candidacy.

This is the first election campaign after 2020 - then falsifications and a wave of violence provoked the most massive protests in the country's history.

In turn, the United States, as well as the German Foreign Ministry condemned the sham parliamentary and local "elections" of Aliaksandr Lukashenko's regime, which were held on Sunday in Belarus.

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