Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Incumbent
Roman Golovchenko

since 4 June 2020
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
Formation1 August 1920 (as the Chairman of the People's Commissiars)
1946 (as Chairman of the Council of Ministers)
19 September 1991 (Current form)
WebsiteCouncil of Ministers

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. 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.

He/she leads the Council of Ministers of Belarus,[1] 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 appointed they form a 30-member cabinet which consists of ministers and chairmen, the latter of which is a non-ministerial post.

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.

Prime ministers (since 1991)

Main article: List of prime ministers of Belarus

No Picture Name
(Born-Died)
Took office Left office Birthplace Tenure
(in years)
1
Vyacheslav Kebich
(1936–2020)
19 September 1991 21 July 1994 Kanyushawshchyna, Minsk Region 3 years
2
Mikhail Chigir
(1948–)
21 July 1994 18 November 1996 Vusava, Minsk Region 2 years
3
Sergey Ling
(1937–)
18 November 1996 18 February 2000 Minsk, Minsk Region  4 years
4
Vladimir Yermoshin
(1942–)
18 February 2000 1 October 2001 Pronsk, Russian SFSR 1 year
5
Gennady Novitsky
(1949–)
1 October 2001 11 July 2004 Mogilev, Mogilev Region 3 years
6
Sergei Sidorsky
(1954–)
[5][6]
11 July 2004 28 December 2010 Gomel, Gomel Region 6 years (longest serving)[7]
7
Mikhail Myasnikovich
(1950–)[8]
28 December 2010 27 December 2014 Novy Snow, Minsk Region 4 years
8
Andrei Kobyakov
(1960–)[9][10]
27 December 2014 18 August 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR 4 years
9
Syarhey Rumas
(1969–)[11][12]
18 August 2018 3 June 2020 Gomel, Gomel Region 2 years
10
Roman Golovchenko
(1973–)[13]
4 June 2020 17 August 2020 (Resigned) Zhodzina, Minsk Region 1 year
Roman Golovchenko
(1973–)[13]
19 August 2020 (Reappointed) Incumbent Zhodzina, Minsk Region 1 year

See also

References

  1. ^ Закон «О Совете Министров Республики Беларусь»
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2019-06-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ КОНСТИТУЦИЯ РЕСПУБЛИКИ БЕЛАРУСЬ 1994 ГОДА (с изменениями и дополнениями, принятыми на республиканских референдумах 24 ноября 1996 г. и 17 октября 2004 г.)
  4. ^ Закон Рэспублікі Беларусь ад 23 ліпеня 2008 г. № 424-З «Аб Савеце Міністраў Рэспублікі Беларусь»
  5. ^ https://www.voanews.com/a/belarus-gets-new-prime-minister-amid-growing-criticism-112565979/132861.html
  6. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/belarus-lukashenko-goverment/belarus-lukashenko-reshuffles-govt-names-new-pm-idUSLDE6BR0X920101228
  7. ^ https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/prime-ministers-of-belarus-since-1990.html
  8. ^ "Belarus: President Alexander Lukashenko sacks prime minister as country reels from Russia's economic woes". news.com.au. AP. 28 December 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2019.
  9. ^ https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/18/belarus-president-fires-prime-minister-after-corruption-scandal
  10. ^ 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
  11. ^ https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1L30D7
  12. ^ https://www.rferl.org/amp/belarusian-president-names-new-premier-reshuffles-government/29440791.html
  13. ^ a b https://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-new-prime-minister-lukashenka-names-new-pm-presidential-vote/30653329.html