This is not yet Kolya
A constitutional commission has been set up in Belarus to prepare amendments to the Republic's main law. In particular, the document proposes to stipulate that one and the same person may not serve as president for more than two terms, and the current head of state Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree according to which part of the powers of the president was transferred to the government.
Viktor Lukashenko. Photo: NOC Belarus Press Service
However, Lukashenko will continue to retain all the reins of the government, says Belarusian political scientist Dmitry Bolkunets. The NSN participant suggested exactly how the politician would try to stay in power.
The political scientist suggested that Lukashenko could start a discussion on updating the constitution in one of the autumn months of 2021. At the same time, the amendments will propose the creation of a new body – the All-Belarusian People's Assembly (VNS). He believes that this will in fact mean the establishment of a monarchy in Belarus.
“It will be the third chamber, standing above all branches of government, including the president.” And it is clear that Lukashenko wants to lead this meeting, from the presidential level to the level of the general secretary of this meeting, “said the political scientist.
According to Bolkunets, members of the ANC will not be elected by anyone, only Lukashenko's supporters will get there. which will give him lifelong power. In addition, the new body can gain the right to dismiss the elected president of the country, authorize him, decide whether the head of state is right or not.
Therefore, all power can be concentrated in the hands of the Lukashenko family. Bolkunets noted that he can consider his eldest son Viktor as his successor.
This version is supported by the fact that the Constitutional Commission recently proposed setting an age limit for presidential candidates – a candidate cannot be under 40 years of age. Viktor Lukashenko is currently 45 years old.
Alyaksandr Lukashenko has three sons: in addition to Viktor, he is 41-year-old Dmitry and his illegitimate son Nikolai, who will soon be 17 years old.