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25 January 2023, 10:40

Andreichenko: Belarusian People's Congress will strengthen social cohesion

MINSK, 25 January (BelTA) - The Belarusian People's Congress will strengthen social cohesion and responsibility of each citizen for the fate of the homeland, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at a sitting of the ninth session of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation on 25 January, BelTA has learned.

“2023 has been declared the Year of Peace and Creation. This obliges us to do a lot. The deputy corps must fulfill all assigned tasks to ensure the planned social, political and economic transformations, protection of the sovereignty and independence of the state,” the speaker said.

“Last year was quite productive in terms of lawmaking. We passed 59 bills in the first reading and 90 bills in the second reading. We have implemented a third of the plan to bring the legislation in line with the Constitution. Laws on the National Assembly, on the status of deputy and member of the Council of the Republic, and on the Council of Ministers were adopted. Major work on the draft law on the All-Belarus People's Assembly has been completed. Today we will also take a final decision on the Electoral Code, the laws on political parties and foundations of the civil society. These documents will lay down new architecture of the entire political system of Belarus, where the Belarusian People's Congress will be the core. It will essentially expand the participation of citizens in the development of state policy, strengthen the cohesion of society and the responsibility of every citizen for the fate of their homeland,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.

“Last year the tasks set in the area of economic support and redistribution of power were almost completely addressed. Conditions were created to preserve labor collectives and neutralize sanctions. Necessary adjustments to the Land Code were made. A number of social issues - healthcare, state support of the population, pensions, culture, sports and youth policy - were legally regulated,” the chairman of the House of Representatives added.

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