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28 September 2021, 15:42

Kochanova: Work on constitutional amendments is neither fast nor easy

Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo
Natalya Kochanova. An archive photo

MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – The work on constitutional amendments will be continued. This work cannot be fast and easy as it is about the future of the country, Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly Natalya Kochanova told reporters following the extended session of the Constitutional Commission attended by Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko on 28 September, BelTA has learned.

Natalya Kochanova noted that the conversation with the president was long and broad, as it addressed extremely important things - amendments to the country's fundamental law. “It deals with the future of our country, so it [the conversation] cannot be quick and easy. Of course, it is not easy,” the speaker said.

According to her, at today's meeting many members of the Constitutional Commission shared their views on the most pressing issues, although not so many issues like that were left. During the work of the commission, its members managed to find common ground on most of the points. “Being fully aware of your responsibility, you mull over every aspect of the Constitution and consider how correct it will be. After all, the Constitution will chart the way we live today and the way the youth will live tomorrow,” Natalya Kochanova said.

Following the discussion, the parties decided to finalize the draft amendments at the expert level and submit them for public debate. Then the wording of the updated Constitution will be polished by lawyers and the text will be reviewed again with the participation of the head of state who will make a decision on putting it to a referendum.

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