The legal status of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus is defined by the Constitution of the country. According to Article 90 of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus is a two-chamber representative and legislative body of the Republic of Belarus.
The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus comprises 110 deputies elected on the basis of a universal, free, equal and direct suffrage by secret vote. In conformity with the Constitution, the right to nominate candidates for deputies belongs to public associations, labour collectives and citizens of the Republic of Belarus. A citizen of the Republic of Belarus beginning from the age of 21 may be a candidate for a deputy to the House of Representatives.
The Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus is a chamber of territorial representation and consists of 64 members. The procedure of forming the Council of the Republic combines elements of election and appointment. Eight members of the Council of the Republic are appointed by the President of the Republic of Belarus and the remaining members are elected by secret vote: eight members of the Council of the Republic are elected from each of the country's region and Minsk City at sessions of local Soviets of Deputies of the basic level. A citizen of the Republic of Belarus aged 30 and more, who has lived on the territory of the respective region or Minsk City for at least five years may be a member of the Council of the Republic.
The main functions of the Parliament of the Republic of Belarus, like those of parliaments of the majority of countries of the world, are as follows:
adoption of the state budget;
participation in the formation of the executive and judicial powers;
exercise of control functions;
foreign policy activities.
These functions are performed by the chambers of Parliament in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.
The regional center - Grodno (population 309 thousand. People). The region consists of 17 districts, 194 rural councils, 12 towns including 6 of regional subordination, 21 urban-type settlement. It is home to 11.7% of the population.
The region was formed September 20, 1944. Covers an area of 25.1 thousand. Km., The population of 1 million. 184 thousand. Man.
The distance from west to east - 213 km from north to south - 247 km. The surface area of mostly flat, in the central part of the Neman is nisin. There Marin hill - Grodno, Volkovysk, Slonim, Novogrudok and Oshmyany.
Minsk region - Central, the largest region in the territory of the Republic of Belarus, bordered with all areas of the country. Area - 39.9 thousand sq. Km, the largest length from north to south - 315 km, from east to west - 240 km. Footprint (with Minsk) is 19.4% of the area of Belarus.
Members of the Council of the Republic of Minsk region
Minsk - a city with almost a thousand years of history, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, the site of the official residence of interstate bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Minsk is divided into nine urban areas. The city has its own charter, emblem and anthem.
Members of the Council of the Republic of the city of Minsk
Brest is one of the six regions of the Republic of Belarus. Located in the southwest of the state and covers an area of 32.7 thousand sq. Km. Population - 1,388,000. Man in Brest is home to about 300 thousand people.
Members of the Council of the Republic of Brest region
Vitebsk region - one of the most picturesque corners of Europe. Beauty, unique fauna and flora, according to the riches of protected places hard to find her equal. The centuries-old coniferous forests occupy 60% of the total forested area. The highest forest cover different Rosson, Polotsk, Lepel, Dokšycy, Gorodokski areas.
Members of the Council of the Republic of Vitebsk region
Mogilev region - the most eastern region of Belarus - is bordered by the Russian Federation. The length of the region from north to south - 150 km, and from east to west over 300 km. Floor area of 29.1 thousand sq. m. km.
Members of the Council of the Republic of Mogilev region