On 5 August Belarusian head of state Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 293 and Decree 294 to set the dates for the elections to the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus of the 7th convocation. They will be held on 7 and 17 November 2019 respectively.
The decrees stipulate that the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Belarus shall organize the elections in line with its mandate, and supervise the enforcement of the legislation on elections.
Local councils of deputies, executive and administrative bodies shall nominate candidates to the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly not later than 8 October 2019 and make organizational arrangements to prepare and conduct the elections to the Council of the Republic, in line with their mandates.
State bodies, other organizations shall ensure organizational arrangements to prepare and conduct the elections to the House of Representatives in line with their mandates.
The Council of Ministers shall ensure the financing of the election campaigns using the finds of the national budget set aside for other national matters.
The decrees shall come into force after the official publication.