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Status and Authority of the President of the Republic of Belarus

The President of Belarus shall be the Head of the State, the guarantor of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the rights and freedoms of man and citizen. His authorities are regulated by the Constitution of Belarus, the law “Concerning the President of the Republic of Belarus” and other official documents.

Biography of President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

Status of the President of the Republic of Belarus

Election of the President of the Republic of Belarus

Any citizen of the Republic of Belarus by birth of at least 35 years of age who is eligible to vote and has been residing in the Republic of Belarus for at least ten years prior to the elections may be elected President.

Inauguration of the President of the Republic of Belarus

The President shall assume the office after taking the following Oath: "Assuming the office of the President of the Republic of Belarus, I solemnly swear to faithfully serve the people of the Republic of Belarus, to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and of the citizen, to observe and protect the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, and to fulfill strictly and conscientiously the lofty duties that have been bestowed upon me".

The Oath shall be taken in a solemn ceremony in the presence of members of the House of Representatives and members of the Council of the Republic, the judges of the Constitutional, Supreme and Supreme Economic Courts no later than two months from the day on which the President has been elected. The powers of the previous President shall terminate from the moment the President-elect has taken the Oath.

Authority of the President of the Republic of Belarus

Lawmaking Activity of the President of the Republic of Belarus

The President shall, on the basis of and in accordance with the Constitution, issue edicts and executive orders which are binding in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

In instances provided by the Constitution the President shall issue decrees having the force of laws.

The President shall directly or through specially formed bodies ensure execution of decrees, edicts and executive orders.
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