Aliaksandr Lukashenka told what would happen after the referendum. According to him, there are two scenario options. One assumes that the draft Constitution will not be approved, the second – the draft will be adopted and work on changing the legislation will follow.
“Then there are two options: either the people accept amendments to this Constitution and we have an updated Constitution, or they reject these proposals, and we have the old Constitution. This is the whole answer to the question of who benefits from it and who needs it,” Lukashenka’s press service quotes his words.
He once again complained about how busy he is, and stressed that he allegedly did not need changes to the Constitution. It should be noted that Lukashenka raised the topic of constitutional reform a few years ago and even said that he instructed to provide him with a project, which he did not like in the end. Now, from his words, it appears that he is too busy to engage in reform. For example, he called a meeting with servicemen of the CSTO contingent who flew to Kazakhstan such an important case.
“Frankly speaking, I absolutely do not need this process. As you can see, I have a lot of questions, I have something to do. Sorry for the immodesty, sometimes there are so many of them that it is not even possible to sit somewhere at home, undergo treatment and so on. My sons, my boys, more than 200 people can’t come back… I can’t help but meet them at the airport and I can’t instruct anyone to do it,” Lukashenka said.
Apparently, he considers it more likely that the new Constitution will be approved at the referendum, because later Lukashenka spoke about further actions in sufficient detail .
“Therefore, there is no need to focus on Lukashenka here. Lukashenka did his job. The main thing left is to adopt the Constitution, change the laws, bring them into line with the Constitution. We’ll do that, it’s not a problem. We will do this so that everyone knows, with the current parliament, with you, with the current specialists. We will not look for homegrown specialists somewhere over the border to bring the constitutional process to a logical conclusion. When we do all this, settle it, polish it, if it is necessary, then please come, we will form new authorities and live on according to new laws and new rules,” he said.
He explained that the Constitution and laws form the mentality of the people.
“The Constitution, laws, way of life, experience of many generations – they form the mentality, the character of the people. And that’s the main thing. After all, you and I, ordinary people, 90% do not live because they have studied the Constitution and know the laws. They clearly understand what is allowed and what is not, what is bad and what is good. And this is formed over decades and centuries. And this is the main thing for any state, any country and people,” he said.
According to him, the Basic Law should become more stable, so it does not need to be oversaturated with details that can be clarified at the level of laws and sub-laws.
Earlier, Lukashenka expressed concerns about the reform process. According to him, it is possible to make it so that it will be like in Kazakhstan or Ukraine.