Council of the Republic (Belarus)

The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Савет Рэспублікі Нацыянальнага сходу Рэспублікі Беларусь; Russian: Совет Республики Национального собрания Республики Беларусь) is the upper house of the parliament of Belarus.

Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus

Савет Рэспублікі Нацыянальнага сходу Рэспублікі Беларусі
Совет Республики Национального собрания Республики Беларусь
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1996
Preceded bySupreme Soviet of Belarus
Leadership
Speaker
Natalya Kochanova
since 6 December 2019
Structure
Seats64
Belarus Council of the Republic 2019.svg
Political groups
Government (64)
  Independents: 46 seats
Elections
Last election
None (Indirectly elected and appointed)
Meeting place
House of Representatives of Belarus.jpg
Government House, Minsk
Website
http://www.sovrep.gov.by/

Coordinates: 53°53′46″N 27°32′41.2″E / 53.89611°N 27.544778°E / 53.89611; 27.544778

The Council consists of 64 members, and the representation is based geographically, with most of the elected members come from civil society organizations, labour collectives and public associations in their jurisdiction. Each oblast (six) and the city of Minsk (the national capital) are represented by eight members, and an additional eight members are appointed to the council via presidential quota.

It was established after the Constitution of Belarus was amended in 1996, replacing the Supreme Council of Belarus.[1]

Speakers of the Council of the RepublicEdit

Name Entered office Left office
Pavel Shipuk January 13, 1997 December 19, 2000
Alyaksandr Vaytovich December 19, 2000 July 28, 2003
Henadz Navitski July 28, 2003 October 31, 2008
Boris Batura October 31, 2008 May 24, 2010
Anatoli Rubinov May 24, 2010 December 2014
Mikhail Myasnikovich[2] December 27, 2014 December, 2019
Natalya Kochanova[3] December, 2019 Present

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Республика Беларусь".
  2. ^ "Belarus former prime minister to lead upper house of parliament". TASS. 27 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-12-28. Retrieved 2020-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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