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21 July 2021, 12:25

Lukashenko to get Constitution amendment proposals on 22 July

MINSK, 21 July (BelTA) – Proposals on reworking the Constitution will be sent to Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 22 July, BelTA learned from Chairman of the Constitutional Commission, Chairman of the Constitutional Court Piotr Miklashevich on 21 July.

The official said: “A stage of work of the Constitutional Commission will be finished today. We've held nine routine sessions and have agreed the text of the changes that you [members of the Constitutional Commission] were handed out today. This variant will be forwarded to the head of state tomorrow according to the established procedure.”

In his words, all the chapters of the Constitution and possible changes were discussed at sessions of the Constitutional Commission. “Amendments to 59 articles of the Constitution are suggested in addition to adding 16 new articles and excluding two articles,” the official noted.

Piotr Miklashevich said that the Constitutional Commission had finished working out proposals on changing the Constitution on schedule and within the specified timeframe. “All the commission's proposals will be submitted to the president by 1 August 2021. A Constitutional Commission session involving the head of state will be held later on to review the conceptual remarks that some members of the Constitutional Commission have made. The final variant of the reworked Constitution will be submitted for a nationwide discussion. Once the amendments resulting from the nationwide discussion are incorporated into the draft Constitution, the draft will be submitted for a nationwide referendum,” the official said.

The ninth session of the Constitutional Commission took place on 21 July. Results of the commission's efforts to work out proposals on redesigning the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus were summed up at the session.

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