Chamber Of Representatives Won’t Consider Changes To Electoral Code
12 ноября 2009, 16:32
On November 12 deputies of the chamber of representatives put on the agenda of the session four additional questions.
However, as noted by Radio Svaboda, there are no two important issues in this list: consideration of the address of the parliamentarians of breakaway South Ossetia and Abkhazia to the government of Belarus relating recognition of the state sovereignty, and on changes to the electoral code.
According to the tentative plan for November, until the end of this month deputies are to gather for parliamentary hearings only on November 25 and discuss housing loans, and then on November 27 on a joint session of the both houses of the national assembly.
On November 30 a plenary session will take place, however it is noted that it would take place only if necessary.
It means that the most relevant issues would be tackled by deputies only in December.
In November the test term for the Belarusian authorities by the EU comes to an end. Depending on the situation with democracy in Belarus, the issue of extending or suspension of the EU sanctions against the Belarusian regime would be decided. Belarusian authorities were to release political prisoners, stop repressions against opposition, give freedom to mass media and NGOs, make changed in the Electoral Code, so that free and democratic elections would be possible in the country. None of the conditions has been fulfilled so far.