From the Council of Ministers to the Council of Deputies, an overview of the Belarus national and local government system
The Belarusian Government – or Council of Ministers – is made up of the Prime Minister of Belarus, his deputies and ministers.
The Government is accountable to the President of the Republic of Belarus and answerable to the Parliament.
The Prime Minister is proposed by the President and approved by Parliament.
Government powers are determined by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus’ Council of Ministers is responsible for the work of public agencies and ministerial bodies including:
The Government’s mandate covers:
Local issues are represented by the locally-elected Councils of Deputies. These local councils operate on 3 levels:
Deputies are elected for a 4-year term to deal with local issues and represent the local population in decisions on issues relating to:
Local Councils of Deputies make decisions on local issues within the framework of national legislation.