The first clashes between protesters and police took place near the Victory Monument in the center of Minsk in August last year, which marked the beginning of the Belarusian protests. Alexander Lukashenko suppressed the protests with an iron fist, but at the same time promised the citizens a new constitution, according to which, in particular, the president would no longer have such extensive powers, reports the “Actual Camera”.
“The authorities have heard a technique that uses the idea of change, while not offering a healthy alternative to what we currently have in the framework of our state-building and development,” says Sergei Sivets, chairman of the Council’s commission.
The introductory commissions achieve the unity of the role and status of the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly.
“This is a variant of a soft transit, like the Kazakh scenario, when President Lukashenka, whose whole life is connected with state administration, can move – and we will ask him to move – to the post of chairman of the Presidium of the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly,” said the chairman of the Round Table of Democratic forces “Yuri Voskresensky.
“We need to strengthen the status of this highest form of the people’s representative, given constitutional and legal status, consolidating the Constitution and endowing with a certain, broader functionality, a set of powers that would allow the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly, based on its status, to make final decisions on topics” , crisis issues that arise, “- said Sivets.
“There should be a body of people close to him, including the results of the elections canceled, if, as he put it, the wrong ones win,” journalist Igor Nerzhin is convinced.
Nevertheless, a perfect updated constitution can launch the process of updating the entire political system of the country.
Sergei Sivets: “The next stage of the constitutional and legal reform will be the question of the necessity and expediency of reformatting the political system itself from the point of view of the political reformatting system”, – Sergei Sivets.
On Monday, Alexander Lukashenko confirmed that a new constitution should be adopted and that it will take place as planned in February next year.