Prime Minister of Belarus

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Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Эталон Герба Республики Беларусь.jpg
Syarhey Rumas (2013-10-24).jpg
Incumbent
Syarhey Rumas[1]

since 18 August 2018
StylePrime Minister (informally)
His Excellency (international correspondence)
ResidenceMinsk
AppointerPresident of Belarus (following approval by the House of Representatives of the National Assembly)
Inaugural holderVyacheslav Kebich
Formation19 September 1991 (as Chairman of the Council of Ministers)
WebsiteCouncil of Ministers
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The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Прэм’ер-міністр Рэспублікі Беларусь, Russian: Премьер-министр Республики Беларусь) is the office of the head of government of Belarus. He/she leads the Council of Ministers of Belarus,[2] the central government body, and is accountable to the president and the National Assembly. The Prime Minister is nominated by the President of Belarus and is confirmed by the House of Representatives, which is the lower house of the National Assembly. Once the Prime Minister is appinted they form a 30 member cabinet which consists of ministers and chairmen, the latter of which is a non-ministerial post.

The activities of the Prime Minister in managing the government include:[3][4][5]

  • Signing government legislation
  • Inform the President on the basic guidelines of the government
  • Draft national budget
  • Enforce a uniform financial, monetary, education, health care, and labour policy
  • Ensure the implementation of decrees and instructions of the president

The official workplace of the Prime Minister is at Government House on Independence Square. Since 18 August 2018, the Prime Minister has been Syarhey Rumas.

Prime Ministers (since 1991)[edit]

No Picture Name
(Born-Died)
Took office Left office Birthplace Tenure
(in days)
1 Coat of arms of Belarus (1918, 1991–1995).svg Vyacheslav Kebich
(1936-)
19 September 1991 21 July 1994 Kanyushawshchyna, Minsk Region 1566 days
2 Coat of arms of Belarus (1918, 1991–1995).svg Mikhail Chigir
(1948-)
21 July 1994 18 November 1996 Vusava, Minsk Region 851 days
3 Coat of arms of Belarus.svg Sergey Ling
(1937-)
18 November 1996 18 February 2000 Minsk, Minsk Region  1187 days
4 Vladimir Yermoshin.jpg Vladimir Yermoshin
(1942-)
18 February 2000 1 October 2001 Pronsk, Russian SFSR 591 days
5 Coat of arms of Belarus.svg Gennady Novitsky
(1949-)
1 October 2001 10 July 2003 Mogilev, Mogilev Region 647 days
6 Sergey Sidorsky, October 2010.jpeg Sergei Sidorsky
(1954-)
[6][7]
10 July 2003 28 December 2010 Gomel, Gomel Region 2728 days (longest serving)[8]
7 Mikhail Myasnikovich, March 2011.jpeg Mikhail Myasnikovich
(1950-)[9]
28 December 2010 27 December 2014 Novy Snow, Minsk Region 1461 days
8 Andrei Kobjakow, Belarus Vize-Ministerpräsident 2.jpg Andrei Kobyakov
(1960-)[10][11]
27 December 2014 18 August 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR 1330 days
9 Syarhey Rumas (2018-09-21).jpg Syarhey Rumas
(1969-)[12][13]
18 August 2018 Incumbent Gomel, Gomel Region 419

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.government.by/en/prime-minister/
  2. ^ Закон «О Совете Министров Республики Беларусь»
  3. ^ http://www.butb.by/about-belarus/political-system/council-of-ministers-of-the-republic-of-belarus/
  4. ^ КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ 1994 ГОДА (с изменениями и дополнениями, принятыми на республиканских референдумах 24 ноября 1996 г. и 17 октября 2004 г.)
  5. ^ Закон Рэспублікі Беларусь ад 23 ліпеня 2008 г. № 424-З «Аб Савеце Міністраў Рэспублікі Беларусь»
  6. ^ https://www.voanews.com/a/belarus-gets-new-prime-minister-amid-growing-criticism-112565979/132861.html
  7. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/belarus-lukashenko-goverment/belarus-lukashenko-reshuffles-govt-names-new-pm-idUSLDE6BR0X920101228
  8. ^ https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/prime-ministers-of-belarus-since-1990.html
  9. ^ "Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko sacks prime minister as country reels from Russia's economic woes". news.com.au. AP. 28December 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  10. ^ https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/18/belarus-president-fires-prime-minister-after-corruption-scandal
  11. ^ https://www.coe.int/en/web/corruption/completed-projects/enpi/newsroom-enpi/-/asset_publisher/F0LygN4lv4rX/content/belarus-president-fires-prime-minister-over-corrupti-1?inheritRedirect=false&redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.coe.int%2Fweb%2Fcorruption%2Fcompleted-projects%2Fenpi%2Fnewsroom-enpi%3Fp_p_id%3D101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX%26p_p_lifecycle%3D0%26p_p_state%3Dnormal%26p_p_mode%3Dview%26p_p_col_id%3Dcolumn-4%26p_p_col_count%3D1%26_101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX_advancedSearch%3Dfalse%26_101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX_keywords%3D%26_101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX_delta%3D20%26p_r_p_564233524_resetCur%3Dfalse%26_101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX_cur%3D4%26_101_INSTANCE_F0LygN4lv4rX_andOperator%3Dtrue
  12. ^ https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1L30D7
  13. ^ https://www.rferl.org/amp/belarusian-president-names-new-premier-reshuffles-government/29440791.html