Lukashenko Plans to Give up 80 % of His Powers
OREANDA-NEWS. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko admitted that in the future 70–80 % of the president’s powers will be transferred to other authorities, and this will not require major changes to the Constitution. During a meeting on the issue of turnpike toll payment, Lukashenko refused to consider the proposals and asked to forward them to the government and parliament of the country.
“We have recently agreed with the leadership of the parliament that in order to transfer powers to the parliament, government and other structures by 70–80 %, there is no need to break the Constitution. Therefore, all the questions that you have taken out into hundreds of pages lie in the plane of parliament and government… Solve them. As in a civilized society, the government is working on these issues taking into account all the circumstances, seeing holes in the budget, if there are any,” Lukashenko said.
The head of state added that he had recently made decisions “exposing himself to the sharp criticism of society.” He promised that he would distribute powers “honestly, justly, without avoiding responsibility.”