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Officials and bodies of the Council of the Republic

Pursuant to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the Council of the Republic elects from among its members the Chair­person of the Council of the Republic and his/her deputy.

Candidates for the chairmanship and vice-chairmanship of the Council of the Republic are nominated by the body’s individual members. All the nominees except for those who withdrew their candidatures are put on the voting list. The candidates for the chairmanship of the Council of the Republic and his/her deputy are considered elected, if as a result of the voting they poll more than half of votes of the full membership of the Council of the Republic. Each member of the Council of the Republic has the right to nominate one candidate for the chairmanship of the Council of the Republic and his/her deputy.

The competence of the Chairperson of the Council of the Republic shall be established by special regulations.

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic shall: 

  • manage the routine of the Council of the Republic;
  • preside over the sittings of the sessions of the Council of the Republic, execute other authorities in the course of the sittings;
  • sign resolutions adopted by the Council of the Republic and the Presidium of the Council of the Republic;
  • forward bills adopted by the House of Representatives for consideration by the Standing Committees of the Council of the Republic;
  • represent the Council of the Republic in relationships with the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Belarus and other public institutions as well as with non-governmental organisations, officials and parliaments of foreign countries and international parliamentary organisations;
  • take decisions on other activities of the chamber pursuant to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus and regulations of the Council of the Republic;
  • exercise general leadership of the staff of the Council of the Republic.
  • entrust the Standing Committees with drafting of bills to be brought into the House of Representatives by way of legislative initiative on behalf of the Council of the Republic;
  • forward laws adopted by the House of Representatives and endorsed by the Council of the Republic to the President of the Republic of Belarus for signature. 

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic may issue edicts on matters within his/her competence.

Territorial representation
Mogilev 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.
Brest region
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.
Vitebsk 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.
Grodno region
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.
Gomel region
Gomel region is located in the south-east of Belarus and borders on the Bryansk region of Russia, as well as Kiev, Chernigov and Zhitomir regions of Ukraine.
Land area - 40.4 thousand sq. M. kilometers, accounting for one-fifth of the country. The region consists of 21 districts and 4 districts in Gomel, 17 cities, 18 urban villages, and 2608 villages.
Minsk
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.
Minsk region
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.
Appointed by Presidential Decree
Appointed by Presidential Decree

Brest Vitebsk Gomel Grodno Minsk Mogilev

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