LIDA, 2 November (BelTA) – Each Belarusian tries to contribute to the effort to draft the bill on the Belarusian People's Congress, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said at the seminar to discuss the legal framework for the Belarusian People's Congress and the improvement of the electoral legislation that was held in Lida, Grodno Oblast, on 2 November, BelTA has learned.
“As for the Belarusian People's Congress, we believe that we are pioneers in this field. Although, of course, the People's Republic of China has good experience in this matter. Even the president in China is elected by the National People's Congress. I think that we will eventually follow suit,” Vladimir Andreichenko said.
The bill “On the Belarusian People's Congress” and the bill “On amending the Electoral Code of the Republic of Belarus” had been put out for public debate. The discussion of the bill “On the Belarusian People's Congress” was arranged by the House of Representatives.
“The world is in turmoil today. In order to survive, a nation should be united and the government should enjoy public support. Therefore, people are tuned in to what is going on in the world today. Everyone is trying to contribute to the preparation of this bill,” the speaker said.
Parliamentarians actively participated in the work of dialogue platforms at various levels, held meetings with labor collectives to explain the bills. All in all, 140 such events have taken place. The remarks and suggestions of the participants of the public dialogue will be taken into account during the preparation of the bill for the first reading at the current session of the House of Representatives. The discussion process will end with the seminar in Lida on 2 November.