MINSK, 9 February (BelTA) - The Belarusian People's Congress will be held in late April 2024, Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Olga Chupris told the media ahead of a meeting of the collegium of the Justice Ministry, BelTA has learned.
“The first Belarusian People's Congress is set to convene in late April 2024 according to the rules specified in the Constitution and the law on the National Assembly,” Olga Chupris said.
As BelTA reported earlier, the Belarusian People's Congress bill was signed into law by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 8 February. The scale of the Congress' authority implies a special nature of its decisions. The Belarusian People's Congress decisions are taken by a majority of its full composition, are binding and may repeal legal acts and other decisions of government bodies that contradict the interests of national security.
The Belarusian People's Congress will comprise Presidium (a permanent board for prompt resolution of issues within the jurisdiction of the Congress) and Secretariat (a working body of the Congress). The Presidium will have 15 members. The chairperson of the Belarusian People's Congress, his/her deputies, and other members of the Presidium shall be elected at the first meeting of the Belarusian People's Congress.
The chairperson and deputies shall exercise their powers on a professional basis, other delegates shall exercise their powers on an in-service basis.
The Belarusian People's Congress shall meet at least once a year. Its Presidium shall have meetings at least once every six months.
The implementation of the law will give a new impetus to state development. The Belarusian People's Congress, formed on a democratic basis, will serve a stabilizing and consolidating function in society.