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03 January 2022, 09:39

Hopes high for constructive proposals on Belarus' draft Constitution

Igor Sergeyenko. An archive photo
Igor Sergeyenko. An archive photo

MINSK, 3 January (BelTA) – We need to approach the referendum with the final version of the Constitution, which would not cause doubts among the Belarusian people, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko said in an interview with ONT TV channel, BelTA has learned.

Igor Sergeyenko emphasized the importance of people's feedback on the draft document. “We are ready to accept everything. We would like however to have constructive suggestions. Perhaps, there is something that we did not see or did not take into account during the preparation of the document, and we would like to improve it during the time left before the referendum. We need this to approach the referendum with a ready text that would not cause any doubts among the majority of the country's population,” he said.

Speaking about the provisions of the document, he drew attention to the fact that according to the draft the Belarusian People's Congress becomes the supreme representative body of power. “Up to 1,200 people will be elected as delegates for five years. Their status will be maintained for five years,” said Igor Sergeyenko. He also noted the scope of powers provided to the Belarusian People's Congress, as well as its representative composition.

“It will be a sort of collective president, who is granted with sufficient authority,” he added.

According to Igor Sergeyenko, the events of 2020 as well as of previous election campaigns have urged to include a ban on foreign financing of election campaigns in the draft document.

The obligation of the state and its citizens to keep the memory, the historical truth about the feat of arms of the Belarusian people during the Great Patriotic War is the necessity of the time because the young generation learns about the events of that era from different sources, which are not always verified, according to the head of the Belarus President Administration.

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