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Parliament of Belarus

Parliament of Belarus

05.12.2019 | 11:59

Parliament, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, is a representative and legislative body. It consists of the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic.

Parliament in Belarus is elected for a 4-year term

House of Representatives

110 MPs

MPs of the House of Representatives are elected by people's vote

Any Belarusian citizen of 21 year old is eligible for election

Council of the Republic (the chamber of territorial representation)

64 members

Members of the Council of the Republic are elected by base-level local councils of deputies (eight members from each oblast and the city of Minsk), eight more senators are appointed by the president.

Members of the Council of the Republic can be citizens of Belarus over 30 years old, residing in the corresponding oblast, the city of Minsk for at least five years.

The Houses meet for two regular sessions:

2 October (lasts no longer than 80 days)

2 April (lasts no longer than 90 days)

If 2 October or 2 April fall on a non-working day, the session opens on the first following working day.

If necessary, the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic can hold extraordinary sessions called by a presidential decree or by a request of at least two thirds of votes of each house.

Source: the Constitution of Belarus

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