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Constitutional Court: No objective need to change form of government in Belarus

MINSK (BelTA) – There is no objective need to change the form of government in Belarus, Chairman of the Belarusian Constitutional Court, Chairman of the Constitutional Commission Piotr Miklashevich said during a meeting of the Constitutional Commission in Minsk on 28 April, BelTA has learned.

“The institution of presidency with strong presidential powers was established in Belarus by the Constitution in 1996, which was a response to the challenges that the Belarusian people experienced during the formation and development of sovereign statehood. The past 25 years have confirmed the effectiveness, viability and expediency of the institution of presidency,” Piotr Miklashevich said. “Today there is no objective need to change the form of government in Belarus to the parliamentary or parliamentary-presidential form of government.”

This form of government needs to be improved. "We need to ensure the principle of separation of powers so that each branch realizes its functions and powers, but acts in unity to achieve the goals that the country sets forth. Improving the well-being of the Belarusian people is the main task of the state power," the President of the Constitutional Court said.

This is the third meeting of the Constitutional Commission. It is set to consider the proposals to amend the constitutional provisions on the functions and powers of the President of Belarus and the Government - the Council of Ministers.

The Constitutional Commission held the first meeting on 31 March. The commission will hold two meetings per month.