"The Constitution is the Basic Law. We will do it in two years. Several options have already been proposed to me - they are not good. People are simply afraid to make more drastic changes to the Constitution. I think we need to do this. Before the adoption of the Constitution, we will do a lot in terms of transfer of authority down to the chairmen of the district executive committees, the governor,” Alexander Lukashenko stated.
The head of the state emphasized that the local authorities should more widely engage in their territories, because "they know better in place." “With regard to the redistribution of powers at the top - the president, parliament, government - all this should be spelled out in the Constitution. It will be adopted in a referendum. We must clearly determine which way we will go. Or we will go the way as my “alternative experts” suggest today. Through privatization, reforms and so on - it’s not with me, I won’t go to scrapping the social structure of our country,” the president said.
At the same time, Aleksandr Lukashenko is convinced that a return to the 1994 Constitution is a move back. He noted that the 1990s were not the best in the life of the country. “I do not want to return to these times, I do not want you to return there, no matter how some “alternative” opinions suggested. They say we need to return in 1994 and return that Constitution. Maybe someone wants to return - let them. But no point to talk about reform and moving forward if we lead the people back", the head of state said.