The plan, according to media reports, was presented to Russia and the OSCE on 28 August. It envisions constitutional reform until 2022.
The Belarusian authorities presented to Russia and the OSCE a plan to resolve the political crisis in the country.
According to the newspaper, the plan was presented on August 28 at a special meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna, dedicated to the situation in Belarus.
The plan reportedly includes a constitutional reform until 2022, a weakening of the presidency in favor of the government and parliament, and re-election of the president and parliament following the adoption of constitutional amendments.
A representative of Belarus said that constitutional reform is the only way to hold new elections before the expiration of the current president. He also noted that the official Minsk is not going to enter into negotiations with the opposition, since this implies a dialogue on the transfer of power, and it is вЂњstableвЂќ in the country.
It is noted that the constitutional reform will take place in the format of a national dialogue. At the same time, according to the representative of Belarus, the liberalization of the political system will be ensured, and part of the president's powers will be transferred to the parliament. The party system will also change: the role of parties will increase, the electoral legislation will change.
All decisions will be made in a referendum, the diplomat stressed.
вЂњIn fact, this is the same thing that the opposition is proposing, but in a calmer atmosphere,вЂќ the source said. He added that Lukashenko needs to ensure his safety and guarantees of non-persecution during this time.
At the same time, Lukashenko admitted that he had вЂњsat out a littleвЂќ as president and said that he was ready to reform the Constitution, after which he did not rule out holding early presidential elections.