Belarus parliament encouraged to accomplish all tasks in furtherance of Constitution


The current convocation of the parliament has to accomplish all tasks in furtherance of the Constitution before the parliament's term of office is over. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement as he met with Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked that he had not noticed any shortcomings in the work of the current parliament so far. “There have been no noticeable shortcomings and failures in the work of the current composition of the parliament,” he said. “But we are not summing up results of the parliament's work just yet. We will get back to it later. I should definitely visit the parliament after elections during the last session of this convocation.”

The president noted it is necessary to discuss results of the ninth session and tasks for the tenth session of the current convocation of the parliament. “It is necessary to accomplish all the tasks facing our parliament. Because we shouldn't leave them to the new composition of the parliament. And after all, we can resolve problems, particularly in furtherance of our Constitution. It is necessary to pass all the laws. I'd like to hear what we have left. It seems we are doing quite well in this regard,” he said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned the readiness to discuss other matters: “Members of the parliament may have some problems, requests. I am ready to respond. But on the whole, it seems to me that the core of the parliament is quite good. MPs are not afraid of meeting with people. We see leaders of the parliament in mass media. But naturally the next parliament will differ from the current one. Because it will have to deal with more global tasks and the situation is complicated.”

Since the present parliament is about to finish its work and new members of the parliament will be elected during the single voting day in February 2024, Aleksandr Lukashenko asked Vladimir Andreichenko what he thought about the work of Belarusian MPs.

The president said: “You have a lot of experience. You can compare things and say what has been done and what has not been done, what else needs doing. Although we will revisit the matter more than once in order to put together a normal composition of the future parliament. Yes, the nation will make decisions. The nation will elect them but the nation needs to be informed. It is necessary to inform the nation about the situation in detail. And about how the parliament has done its job. It is also necessary to remind people about functions of the parliament. Because it has been the way of life since Soviet times that people are accustomed to MPs taking care of roof repairs or fence repairs. We stopped doing that a long time ago. We have a small number of people in the parliament. And it makes laws. It is the key job of the parliament.”

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