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
|Preceded by||Supreme Soviet of Belarus|
since 6 December 2019
Independents: 46 seats
Communist Party of Belarus: 17 seats
|None (Indirectly elected and appointed)|
|Government House, Minsk|
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.
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||December 27, 2014||December, 2019|
|Natalya Kochanova||December, 2019||Present|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2019-12-28. Retrieved 2020-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Official website of the Council of the Republic of Belarus". Archived from the original on 15 March 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2010.