MINSK, 16 September (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made a few comments about the development of the country's political party system as he met with the country's political core on 16 September, BelTA has learned.
According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, it is necessary to revise the law on political parties and take another look at the party system before the new Constitution is adopted. “Let's calmly work on it. A great deed cannot be accomplished in a rush. It needs to mature,” he said. “We didn't put serious efforts into party construction in the past. There was no demand for political parties.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that the modern society is being structured and needs its own political organizations, including political parties.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that 15 political parties are registered with the Justice Ministry at present. “But we understand that those are not political parties. When ten of them deviate from their charters and goals and demand a new presidential election. I would like the justice minister to take a close look at all the parties to find out whether they meet legal requirements concerning their size, structure, and compliance with their charter. It is necessary to arrange their reregistration.”
“Work on the new bill [on political parties] has been going on for quite a while but we need results,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.