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16 September 2020, 17:31

Lukashenko talks about new Constitution, common vision of country's future

MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – In the course of developing the new Constitution it is important to work out a common vision of what the country should look like in the future. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement as he met with the political core of the country on 16 September, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “It is time to give a new impulse to the social and political life. It is important to work out a common vision of what our country and its state system should look like in the future. I am talking about the Constitution. We've held the election. We've received the result. That's all there is to it. Maybe we should stop exciting the society. The next presidential election will be in line with the Constitution. It will happen the way we decide.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, the new Constitution will have to specify a system of checks and balances. All the relevant innovations will have to be discussed during the next Belarusian People's Congress. “It will be the third Constitution draft. Work on it is already in progress. Don't think it is that simple. The initial draft will be submitted for discussion in all branches of power,” he noted.

Once the discussion is over, the final version of the new Constitution will be put to a referendum.

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