Republic of Belarus

Республика Беларусь (Russian), Рэспублiка Беларусь (Belarussian), Republic of Belarus (English)

Capital: Minsk
Official languages: Belarussian and Russian
Geography:  State in Eastern Europe flanked by Russia to the east, Poland to the west, Ukraine to the south and Lithuania and Latvia to the north-west.
Area: 207 600 sq km
Territorial division:  Comprises six oblast and 12 centrally administered cities. Capital Minsk has its own municipal government unrelated to any particular oblast.
Population: 9.5 mio (2012)
Area code: +375
Currency: belarussian rouble (BYR)

Republic of Belarus
Republic of Belarus

Council of the Republic of the National Assembly

Established following a national referendum in November 1996 after the expiration of the mandare of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus. Opened for session on 13 January 1997.

Seats: 64

Mandate: 56 MPs are elected by community councils, eight are appointed by the President of the Republic. Eligibility is for citizenz over 30 years old with permanent residency of no less than five years.

www.sovrep.gov.by

Natalya Kochanova

Natalya Kochanova

Republic of Belarus
Speaker of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus

House of Representatives of the National Assembly

Established following a national referendum in November 1996 after the expiration of the mandare of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus. Opened for session on 13 January 1997.

Seats: 110

Mandate: MPs are elected for a term of four years through general, equal, free, direct elections with personal and secret ballot. Eligibility is for citizens over 21 years old.

house.gov.by

Vladimir Andreichenko

Vladimir Andreichenko

Republic of Belarus
Speaker of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus