Government reshuffling in Belarus

Background and outlook

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On August 18, 2018 the Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko performed a quick and massive transformation of his government. The country got a new head of the government, four new vice prime ministers and also four new ministers with substantial areas of responsibility. This was triggered, quite commonly for Belarus, by the dissatisfaction of the head of the state with the execution of his instructions by the government regarding the economic development – especially in the Orsha district in the East of Belarus. However there are more reasons for this move.

Update: The process of new appointments to the government continued after finishing this article. For the most recent developments please follow our daily news on Twitter.

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Dr. Wolfgang Sender

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Belarus, August 27, 2018