MINSK, 4 March (BelTA) – The national public association Belaya Rus may soon turn into the Party of People's Unity, Aleksandr Shatko, Deputy Chairman of the Belaya Rus public association said on the air of the ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned.
According to Aleksandr Shatko, Belaya Rus was designed and worked as a political force and could become a party ten years ago. However, a survey revealed that most of its members did not like this idea, as they did not want to get involved in politics.
“A party should grow out of a public association. We said it back in 2010 and keep saying that we have a tentative name for this party - the Party of People's Unity. It chimes in with the Year of People's Unity we are having now. Our entire program, all the functions we are about to assume are current with what the society needs,” the deputy chairman of the public association said.
Aleksandr Shatko added that a congress of Belaya Rus will take place in the coming days, and its participants will decide whether the public association should become a party.