A referendum on the new Belarus Constitution is set to take place in February 2022, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at a session to review the outcomes of the public discussion of the new Belarus Constitution draft on 18 January, BelTA has learned.
“I think we should hold the referendum in February as we promised,” the Belarusian leader said.
“Let people express their opinions. No pressure. We express our position frankly. Whether they pass or not [whether or not the amendments to the Constitution are adopted in a referendum] depends on the people. The main thing is to convey the essence of the amendments to the people and the reasons. I will touch on this in the Address [to the people and parliament] soon,” the Belarusian leader said.