MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – The new Belarus Constitution draft will be published before the New Year, while the referendum on it will take place at the end of February 2022 unless some emergency arises, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said in an interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.
“Now it [the Constitution draft] is on my table. Now I am scrutinizing it, every line of it, like before. I wrote the Constitution myself [the current Constitution]. Lawyers wrote down the text that I dictated, because being the president I knew what powers I needed to keep the country together. And now I am studying it, because I have to submit it to a referendum. We will publish it soon, within a month or so,” he said.
When asked when exactly the document will be published, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “I think in two weeks. Before the New Year.”