Prime Minister of Belarus

Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus
Coat of arms of Belarus (official).svg
Roman Golovchenko (28-04-2021).jpg
Roman Golovchenko

since 4 June 2020
StylePrime Minister (informally)
His Excellency (international correspondence)
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

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

  • 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.

Prime ministers (since 1991)

No Picture Name
Took office Left office Birthplace Tenure
(in days)
1 Вячеслав Францевич Кебич.jpg Vyacheslav Kebich
19 September 1991 21 July 1994 Kanyushawshchyna, Minsk Region 1566 days
2 Coat of Arms of Belarus (1991).svg Mikhail Chigir
21 July 1994 18 November 1996 Vusava, Minsk Region 851 days
3 Coat of arms of Belarus.svg Sergey Ling
18 November 1996 18 February 2000 Minsk, Minsk Region  1187 days
4 Vladimir Yermoshin.jpg Vladimir Yermoshin
18 February 2000 1 October 2001 Pronsk, Russian SFSR 591 days
5 Coat of arms of Belarus.svg Gennady Novitsky
1 October 2001 11 July 2004 Mogilev, Mogilev Region 647 days
6 Sergey Sidorsky, October 2010.jpeg Sergei Sidorsky
11 July 2004 28 December 2010 Gomel, Gomel Region 2728 days (longest serving)[7]
7 Mikhail Myasnikovich, March 2011.jpeg Mikhail Myasnikovich
28 December 2010 27 December 2014 Novy Snow, Minsk Region 1461 days
8 Andrei Kobjakow, Belarus Vize-Ministerpräsident 2 (cropped).jpg Andrei Kobyakov
27 December 2014 18 August 2018 Moscow, Russian SFSR 1330 days
9 Syarhey Rumas (2018-09-21).jpg Syarhey Rumas
18 August 2018 3 June 2020 Gomel, Gomel Region 656 days
10 Roman Golovchenko (2020-09-03)(portrait).jpg Roman Golovchenko
4 June 2020
19 August 2020
17 August 2020
Zhodzina, Minsk Region 342 days

See also


  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. ^ https://www.rferl.org/a/belarus-new-prime-minister-lukashenka-names-new-pm-presidential-vote/30653329.html

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