On May 9, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree on the transfer of presidential powers to the Security Council in the event of an emergency in the country. This was reported by the press service of the head of state.
The document provides that in the event of the death of the Head of State as a result of an assassination attempt, committing 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, which meetings are chaired by the Prime Minister. The decisions of the Council are binding on everyone and are subject to unconditional execution.
It is noted that in this case, 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 press service noted that the decree is aimed at preserving the country's independence and sovereignty.
Earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko announced his readiness to call early elections, but only on the same day as early elections in the United States.
"I am for it. I speak publicly about it. I am for the elections they demand. I will live everything down, I will compromise that we are independent, sovereign. I am ready. Alongside the Americans. Let the Americans call early elections, and we will call elections in Belarus on the same day, "Alexander Lukashenko said.