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12 October 2022, 12:48

Amnesty bill submitted to Belarus' parliament

MINSK, 12 October (BelTA) – The amnesty bill has already been submitted to the parliament, Chairman of the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Belarusian parliament, Vladimir Andreichenko said at the meeting of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the seventh convocation, BelTA has learned.

“The parliament has already received the amnesty bill. The Standing Commission on National Security should arrange its discussion in the nearest future. Representatives of the general public and political parties should also be invited to take part in the debate. The main criterion for assessing all proposals will be their ability to help ensure national security and order in the country. Taking into consideration the instructions of the head of state, you need to promptly scrutinize the citizenship bill, too. It should be prepared by the next plenary session,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.

The speaker noted that the fiscal package should not be overlooked, either. “Forecast documents for 2023 were considered at the meeting of the Presidium of the Council of Ministers in late September. The 2023 budget provides for the GDP growth at 3.8%. At the same time, the head of state gave an instruction to make sure that the inflation rate will not exceed 8%. This can be achieved solely through the joint effort of the state and society, by increasing the responsibility of every citizen for the future of our Motherland,” he stressed.

In addition, MPs need to continue using the right of legislative initiative. “This is a good opportunity to give an adequate and, most importantly, timely response to the challenges of the time. We have good examples of bills initiated by MPs. I think we need to go on with this good practice,” Vladimir Andreichenko added.

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