Belarus plans Constitution referendum in February 2022

Source : 112 Ukraine

Alexander Lukashenko stated the need for a new law back in February
15:13, 5 November 2021

The Belarusian authorities plan to hold a referendum on the new constitution of the republic in February 2022, DW reports with reference to President Alexander Lukashenko.

"We purposefully improve our internal social processes. I think that in February, we will hold a referendum and adopt a new constitution," the politician said.

Lukashenko announced the need to prepare a new basic law in February at the VI All-Belarusian People's Assembly. In July, the established Constitutional Commission presented a draft document, which the politician returned for revision. The updated draft was presented by Lukashenko on November 4.

As it was reported, presidential elections took place in Belarus on August 9. According to official CEC data, 80.1% of voters voted for Oleksandr Lukashenko and 10.1% for his main opponent, Svitlana Tikhanovska.

After the election results were announced, protests engulfed the country. Security forces detain protesters and use force against them, opening politically motivated cases against the opposition.

A number of European countries do not recognized the results of the elections in Belarus, and Lukashenko - the incumbent president.

Related: Lithuania begins construction of wall on border with Belarus due to situation with migrants

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