Lukashenko signed a decree on the transfer of power in case of his death

Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree “On the protection of sovereignty and constitutional order.” This document, BelTA informs, provides that in the event of the death of the head of state as a result of an assassination attempt, an act of terrorism, external aggression, or other violent actions, all state bodies and their officials act in accordance with the decisions of the Security Council, whose meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister.

At the same time, a state of emergency or martial law is immediately introduced on the territory of the country, and the Security Council determines a list of measures to ensure them.

The decree stipulates that the Security Council, together with the governors, must decide on the holding of elections for a new president by setting a date. The document comes into force from the moment of signing.

Lukashenko announced the preparation of a decree on the transfer of presidential powers to the Security Council in Belarus in case of an emergency in late April, a few days after the Russian FSB and the Belarusian KGB announced that they had prevented an assassination attempt on him. Then Lukashenko stressed that the decree on the emergency transfer of power is just a precautionary measure. “And not that I want to give or give something to someone,” he said.

(C)MEDUZA 2021

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