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25 November 2021, 13:41

New Belarusian Constitution draft hailed as another step towards people's power

Igor Sergeyenko
Igor Sergeyenko

MINSK, 25 November (BelTA) - The provisions contained in the new draft of the Belarusian Constitution are another step towards the development of people's power in the country, Head of the Belarus President Administration Igor Sergeyenko told the media, BelTA has learned.

"I believe that we have found a certain balance. This is another step towards the development of people's power in our country," Igor Sergeyenko noted.

He emphasized that many articles of the welfare section were developed further. "Belarus will remain a welfare state. Many relevant articles have been developed further. At the same time the draft introduces social responsibility of citizens before the society and the state for their actions and deeds. It's natural. This is a two-way street," Igor Sergeyenko said.

According to the head of the Belarus President Administration, the draft document envisages further development of the state institutions such as the parliament and the government, and the presidential powers. “A new chapter, which was considered in detail today, is about the Belarusian People's Congress, the supreme representative body. This is further development of the people's power,” he said.

According to Igor Sergeyenko, the session of the Constitutional Commission and the working group to finalize the draft Constitution, hosted by the president today, showed that the draft document prepared for discussion was approved in general. “Many speakers emphasized it, commenting on certain articles and sections of the Constitution. Criticism was voiced in regard to some amendments to certain articles, for example, those related to the procedure of electing delegates to the Belarusian People's Congress. The process is creative. Our work on the document has almost reached the home stretch and will do our best to finish it as soon as possible,” said the head of the Belarus President Administration

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