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The new status of All-Belarusian People's Assembly

Taking into account the historical experience of holding the All-Belarusian People's Assembly, in the course of his address the Head of State proposed to give the forum a constitutional status. This means that the All-Belarusian People's Assembly can be identified in the Principal Law as the highest form of democracy, without replacing any of the existing state bodies. The All-Belarusian People's Assembly may be assigned exclusive powers that have "matured" based on the current external and internal political situation.

Absolutely sharing the position of the Head of State, I believe that the powers of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly might include such as identifying fundamental directions of the foreign policy including in the framework of integration processes with the participation of the Republic of Belarus; determining priority areas of socio-economic development; issues of constitutional reform, including the powers of the highest state bodies, mechanisms for powers redistribution of powers, ways of interaction between the authorities and public groups; policy towards maintaining sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity; policy towards maintaining national identity, including the issues of protecting historical memory, recognizing state symbols, statuses of our country. It should be noted that many of the said powers are traditionally fulfilled by the All-Belarusian People's Assembly throughout the entire period of its functioning.

As a result of the proposed innovation, the All-Belarusian People's Assembly can become an umbrella mechanism for ensuring stability and balance of powers while improving the socio-political system.

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