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05 January 2022, 15:32

Opinion: Referendum will determine Belarus' strategic future

MINSK, 5 January (BelTA) - The referendum will determine the country's strategic future, Chairman of the Education, Culture, and Science Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus, Doctor of Historical Sciences Igor Marzalyuk said at a meeting of the Expert Community project “Public Discussion of the Draft Constitutuon” on 5 January, BelTA has learned.

“One of the landmark political campaigns is ahead of us. One can say without any pathos that the referendum will determine the country's strategic future. I am deeply convinced of this and I say this as a member of the Constitutional Commission,” said Igor Marzalyuk.

According to him, the need for amendments and additions to the Basic Law of the country is dictated by today's realities.

“We just have to understand that the Constitution, under which we have lived so far, is a crisis Constitution. We just need to remember 1994 and 1995, salaries of $10-20, houses that were not built in any city. We need to remember what it looked like, what the level of banditry and everything else was. The only effective form of social mobilization was the Constitution we live by now. We built the most important thing, state institutions. We built the country. However, the social structure of the country is changing and political change is necessary. That is why this is an objective next stage of development,” the MP said.

The MP stressed that we are setting a new stage of the Belarusian development. “The country will be the way we are going to develop it. These are the things we have to understand,” added Igor Marzalyuk.

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