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25 August 2020, 13:24

Belarus' Constitutional Court: Coordination council is unconstitutional

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MINSK, 27 August (BelTA) – The Constitution does not provide for a possibility to establish public organizations and bodies authorized to revise results of a presidential election, Chairman of the Constitutional Court Piotr Miklashevich told reporters on 25 August, BelTA has learned.

“The Constitution does not provide for a possibility to set up public agencies and organizations authorized to revise presidential election results. Therefore, the establishment of the coordination council that seeks to revise the presidential election not in the way determined by the Constitution and the electoral law, is unconstitutional. The Constitutional Court calls on all the citizens and organizations involved in public and political activities to stick to the Constitution. This will allow efficiently thwarting any attempts to destabilize the situation in the country and undermine the stability and sovereignty of the state, peace and accord in our society,” Piotr Miklashevich said.

He went on saying that the Constitution is a kind of social contract that determines the structure of the society and the state, the structure and formation of government, communication between individuals, the society and the state. All citizens of our country, government authorities must stick to the Constitution, as this is a fundamental document from the state-building, public and legal points of view.

“Belarusian people are the only source of state power and are entitled, in the forms and within the scope determined by the Constitution, to take part in the formation of the government. At the 9 August election, Belarusian people expressed their will and chose Aleksandr Lukashenko Belarusian president. Democracy and legitimacy of the presidential election is based on its conformity with the principles and norms of the Constitution. People are active participants of constitutional relations and holders of constitutional rights and freedoms. However, they should abide by the provisions of the Constitution while implementing their constitutional rights and freedoms,” Piotr Miklashevich added.

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