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07 October 2016, 14:18

Lukashenko contemplates adjusting Belarus' Constitution to meet present-day challenges

MINSK, 7 October (BelTA) – Belarus' Constitution may be adjusted to meet present-day challenges. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as he addressed outgoing and newly elected members of the country's parliament on 7 October, BelTA has learned.

According to the President, it is necessary to keep up with the fast pace of life and respond to all the changes in a timely manner in order not to fall behind. “The world is rapidly changing. We should adapt to the changing conditions in order to keep the niches we have and find new ones,” noted Alexander Lukashenko.

According to Alexander Lukashenko, it is possible that time has come to review the country's Constitution. “We will try to approach the matter from various angles. We will do it accurately to avoid making things worse,” said the President. “New problems and challenges have emerged. And time may require something new. It is necessary to start with important things if we dare to do it. We should create a group of wise people, lawyers to analyze the Constitution. If necessary, we will do it.”

The head of state underscored the parliament's role in implementing the country's social and economic development tasks. “We have adopted a program for the next five years. We should fulfill it whatever the cost. You should work together with the central government,” noted the head of state. “If you run into a problem, if you need a consult, feel free to contact us at any time.”

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