Council of the Republic of Belarus

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Council of the Republic of Belarus

Савет Рэспублікі Нацыянальнага сходу Рэспублікі Беларусі
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Type
Type
History
Founded1997
Preceded by Supreme Soviet of Belarus
Leadership
Speaker
Natalya Kochanova
since December 2019
Structure
Seats64
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Political groups
Government (64)
  Independents: 46 seats
Elections
Last election
None (Indirectly elected and appointed)
Meeting place
Minsk, Čyrvonaarmiejskaja, 9
Website
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The Council of the Republic (Belarusian : Савет Рэспублікі, Saviet Respubliki; Russian : Совет Республики, Sovet Respubliki) is the upper house in Belarus' bicameral parliament, the National Assembly. 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.

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The Council of the Republic was established in 1997 to replace Supreme Soviet of Belarus. [1]

Speakers of the Council of the Republic

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

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References

  1. https://iacis.ru/eng/parliaments/parlamenty_uchastniki/respublika_belarus/
  2. "Belarus former prime minister to lead upper house of parliament". TASS. 27 December 2014.
  3. https://eng.belta.by/politics/view/new-belarusian-senate-speaker-elected-126504-2019/

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