On 11−12 February, the All Belarusian People’s Assembly (ABPA) met in Minsk. By staging the event, the authorities’ responded to the political crisis in the country — regular mass protests in the aftermath of the August 2020 Presidential election.
The ABPA is seen as an instrument for resolving the political differences that emerged from the crisis.
No draft of a new constitution was presented at the ABPA meeting, contrary to President Lukashenko’s announcements in the autumn of 2020. The new Constitution should now be drafted by the end of this year, with a referendum on it to be held simultaneously with local elections (in December 2021 or January 2022). Therefore, the political and legitimacy crises are becoming protracted and will not be resolved soon.
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