Belarus will vote on new structure in February 2022 – Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has revealed that his nation will head to the polls in February subsequent yr to vote on a model new structure that he says will redistribute energy and create a brand new authorities construction.

Speaking to RIA Novosti, Lukashenko additionally stated that he wrote the draft structure himself, and it will likely be printed in a few month. Then, subsequent yr, “if there is no war,” it will likely be put to a vote.

“We want to take suggestions from people,” Lukashenko defined. “I think we will be able to hold it on schedule in February, as we planned.”

Before the vote, the finalized draft amendments are anticipated to be put up for public dialogue, which may happen within the first half of December.

According to the Belarusian chief, the brand new doc will take into consideration the rising position of presidency, parliament, and the All-Belarusian Assembly and can repair the overstrong place of the president.

The thought of making a brand new structure got here in August final yr, following mass protests that erupted after the nation’s presidential election. At the time, Lukashenko recommended that it wanted to be amended in an effort to redistribute a few of the presidential powers in favor of different branches of presidency.

In his opinion, the present setup implies that the nation’s figurehead is way too highly effective.

“Of course, I will go away someday. In a year or two. But we can’t give up the constitution to some nobody. Because it will be a disaster. This is what I am afraid of the most,” Lukashenko stated.