National Assembly of Belarus
The houses meet every year. The first session starts October 2. It cannot be more than 80 days. The second session starts April 2. It does not last more than 90 days. Sometimes the President can have them meet a third time.
Council of the Republic[change | change source]
The Council of the Republic is the upper house. It has 64 members. The members are based geographically. Eight members of the Council are picked by the President of Belarus. The remaining members are elected by secret vote: eight members of the Council are elected from each of the country's regions and Minsk City. Members must aged 30 and more and live in the region they are elected from for at least five years.
Speakers of the Council of the Republic[change | change source]
- Pavel Shipuk January 13, 1997–December 19, 2000
- Alyaksandr Vaytovich December 19, 2000–July 28, 2003
- Henadz Navitski July 28, 2003–October 31, 2008
- Boris Batura October 31, 2008–May 20, 2010
- Anatoli Rubinov May 24, 2010–Present
House of Representatives[change | change source]
The House of Representatives is the lower house. It has 110 deputies. Any citizen of 21 years is eligible for election.
Speakers of the House of Representatives[change | change source]
|Name||Entered Office||Left Office|
|Anatoly Malofeyev||December 28, 1996||November 21, 2000|
|Vadim Popov||November 21, 2000||November 16, 2004|
|Vladimir Konoplev||November 16, 2004||October 2, 2007|
|Vadim Popov||October 2, 2007||October 27, 2008|
|Vladimir Andreichenko||October 27, 2008||Present|