Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
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Incumbent
Roman Golovchenko

since 4 June 2020
StyleMr Prime Minister
(informal)
His Excellency
(diplomatic)
Typehead of government
ResidenceMinsk
AppointerPresident of Belarus
Term lengthNo term limit
Inaugural holderVyacheslav Kebich
Formation19 September 1991; 30 years ago (1991-09-19)

The prime minister of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Прэм’ер-міністр Рэспублікі Беларусь; Russian: Премьер-министр Республики Беларусь) is the de jure head of government of Belarus. Until 1991, it was known as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic as the head of the government of the constituent republic of the Soviet Union.

The prime minister leads the Council of Ministers of Belarus,[1] the central government body, and is accountable to the president. The prime minister is appointed by the president of Belarus. Once the prime minister is appointed they form a 30-member cabinet which consists of ministers and chairmen, the latter of which is a non-ministerial post. As Belarus is a presidential republic the prime minister doesn't have any real power or control over government and it is ultimately under direct control of the president who has the real power over government and its activities.

Government House in Minsk
Government House in Minsk

The activities of the prime minister in managing the government include:[2][3][4]

The official workplace of the prime minister is at Government House on Independence Square.

List of Prime Ministers of Belarus since 1991

Main article: List of prime ministers of Belarus

No Picture Name
(Born-Died)
Took office Left office Birthplace Tenure
(in years)
Leaders
1
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Vyacheslav Kebich
(1936–2020)
19 September 1991 21 July 1994 Kanyushawshchyna, Minsk Region 2 years, 305 days Stanislav Shushkevich
(Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of Belarus : 1991-1994)
2
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Mikhail Chigir
(1948–)
21 July 1994 18 November 1996 Vusava, Minsk Region 2 years, 120 days Alexander Lukashenko
(President : since 1994)
3
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Sergey Ling
(1937–)
18 November 1996 18 February 2000 Minsk, Minsk Region  3 years, 92 days
4
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Vladimir Yermoshin
(1942–)
18 February 2000 1 October 2001 Pronsk, Russian SFSR 1 year, 225 days
5
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Gennady Novitsky
(1949–)
1 October 2001 11 July 2004 Mogilev, Mogilev Region 2 years, 284 days
6
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Sergei Sidorsky
(1954–)
[5][6]
11 July 2004 28 December 2010 Gomel, Gomel Region 6 years, 170 days[7]
7
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Mikhail Myasnikovich
(1950–)[8]
28 December 2010 27 December 2014 Novy Snow, Minsk Region 4 years, 60 days
8
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Andrei Kobyakov
(1960–)[9][10]
27 December 2014 18 August 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR 3 years, 234 days
9
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Syarhey Rumas
(1969–)[11][12]
18 August 2018 3 June 2020 Gomel, Gomel Region 1 year, 290 days
10
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Roman Golovchenko
(1973–)[13]
4 June 2020 17 August 2020 Zhodzina, Minsk Region 74 days
19 August 2020 Incumbent 1 year, 299 days

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2019-06-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Национальный правовой Интернет-портал Республики Беларусь". pravo.by.
  4. ^ "Закон Рэспублікі Беларусь ад 23 ліпеня 2008 г. № 424-З «Аб Савеце Міністраў Рэспублікі Беларусь»" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-09-20. Retrieved 2019-06-03.
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  6. ^ Reuters Staff (December 28, 2010). "Belarus' Lukashenko reshuffles govt, names new PM". Reuters – via www.reuters.com.
  7. ^ "Prime Ministers Of Belarus Since 1990". WorldAtlas. 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko sacks prime minister as country reels from Russia's economic woes". news.com.au. AP. 28 December 2014. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  9. ^ "Belarus president fires prime minister after corruption scandal | Belarus | The Guardian". amp.theguardian.com.
  10. ^ "Belarus' President fires Prime Minister over corruption". Economic Crime and Cooperation Division.
  11. ^ "Belarus' Lukashenko dismisses top ministers, names new PM". Reuters. 18 August 2018 – via mobile.reuters.com.
  12. ^ "Belarusian President Names New Premier, Reshuffles Government". www.rferl.org.
  13. ^ "Lukashenka Names New PM Ahead Of Belarus Presidential Vote". RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty.