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18 January 2022, 13:55

Finalized Constitution draft to be submitted to Lukashenko in coming days

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MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) – The finalized version of the new Belarus Constitution draft will be forwarded to Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko one of these days, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko told reporters following the meeting to review the outcomes of the public discussion of the new Constitution draft on 18 January, BelTA has learned.

“In general, the draft amendments and additions got a positive feedback from the public. The overwhelming majority of comments approve the Constitution draft. Today I have presented all these amendments. They were supported by and large. We will continue the work today and tomorrow. I think that in the coming days we will finalize and submit both the draft decree and, accordingly, the finalized text of the proposed amendments and addenda to the Constitution to the head of state, in line with the law,” Igor Sergeyenko said.

According to him, no major remarks were made at the meeting hosted by the president. “Some further polishing might be needed taking into account expert opinion and proposals coming from the grassroots level,” the head of the Belarus President Administration explained.

A reminder, the draft amendments and additions to the Constitution were published for national debate on 27 December 2021. All the feedback was analyzed and later reviewed at the meeting hosted by the president. The referendum on the new Constitution is to be held in February.

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