Posted: 04.03.2024 16:42:00

Opinion: Belarusian People’s Congress aims to stabilise Belarus’ political system

The Belarusian People’s Congress will become a stabiliser of the political system in Belarus – as noted by deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Oleg Gaidukevich in his talk with Alfa Radio

The deputy noted that the Belarusian People’s Congress is an important stage in the development of our state, “Firstly, we don’t copy anything from anyone. Remember, we were constantly asked, who would we take the political system from as a model? Europe pushed us towards a purely party system: only political party institutions and nothing more. We rejected this idea, but we definitely need parties. We conducted re-registration of political parties and four managed to pass it. Now they can develop in the country, but there will be no more parties. Secondly, we were asked how we were going to further modernise our political system in an evolutionary way. In this regard, we took nothing from either the West or the East. Rather we chose our own oath. We had the Belarusian People’s Congress which proved itself and went down in the country’s history. We made it a constitutional body, adding real constitutional powers to it, so now we hope the Belarusian People’s Congress will stabilise the political system in Belarus.”

Oleg Gaidukevich also noted that democracy is developing in Belarus, but radicalism is being eliminated, “There is a course in the country that everyone must adhere to. Within the framework of this course, various political parties can argue and express their opinions. One party stands for one thing, another party advocates something else, etc. This is all allowed, as there must be a discussion in the country. However, opinions must be expressed within the framework of the course determined by the Belarusian People’s Congress. This protects our country from external factors and prevents us from being broken. <...> Belarus is strengthening its power. We have moved away from the ‘mumbo jumbo’ principles imposed on us by the US in the early 1990s, from this mythical democracy where everything is possible for everyone. It doesn’t happen that way. This is a mess and collapse.”