Lukashenko: We have a somewhat authoritarian system. But it must not be tied to Lukashenka

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko expressed the opinion that the existing system in the country is authoritarian and needs to be changed. He stated this at a meeting with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Valentin Sukalo. 

The President asked the Supreme Court to get involved in the work on the new constitution, although in general “Belarus has the most independent court”. 

“Therefore, I believe that, despite the fact that we have a somewhat authoritarian system for organizing public life, the president nevertheless protects and protects the courts. But this is a personal aspect, and we need to make sure that the system works, which is not tied to individuals, including Lukashenko, ”Lukashenko said.

Alexander Lukashenko promised to amend the country’s constitution even before the presidential elections. After mass protests, he admitted the possibility of new elections, but emphasized that they could only take place after the country’s fundamental law was changed.

Lukashenko has already initiated changes to the constitution twice – in 1996 and 2004. As a result, the powers of the president were seriously expanded and the limitation on the number of presidential terms was lifted.

(c)MEDUZA 2020


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