The date of the presidential elections has not been discussed at the today’s session of the House of Representatives. The head of the Central Election Commission Lidziya Yarmoshyna left for a CEC meeting soon afterwards.
Only the documents that had already been declared were on the agenda – the budget for 2011, the Tax and Budget Codes.
The heads of the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, the head of the Security Council, the deputy head of the President’s Administration and the deputy Attorney General were present at the session. Foreign diplomats accredited in Belarus also attended the meeting.
The head of the Ministry of Finance Andrei Harkavets and the deputy head of the corresponding commission of the House of Representatives Mechyslau Kastsyuk have presented a draft of amendments and changes in the Tax Code to deputies.
Deputies of the House of Representatives approved it in the first reading. There were no remarks and nobody asked the speakers any questions. It took deputies less than 15 minutes to pass the bill.
The draft of amendments and changes in the Tax Code was presented by Mr. Harkavets. Deputies needed even less time to pass the bill in the first reading. There were neither remarks nor questions again.