Address: 2 Lenina Street, Loyev, Gomel Oblast, the Republic of Belarus, 247095

Phone: +375 2347 4 22 10

E-mail: isp@loev.gomel-region.by

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Citizens shall exercise local government and self-government through local councils of deputies, executive and administrative bodies, bodies of public territorial self-government, local referenda, assemblies and other forms of direct participation in state and public affairs. (Article 117 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

Local councils of deputies shall be elected by the citizens of the relevant administrative-territorial units for a four-year term. (Article 118 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

The heads of local executive and administrative bodies shall be appointed and dismissed by the President of the Republic of Belarus or to the order determined by the latter, and their appointment shall be subject to the approval of the local councils of deputies. (Article 119 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

Local councils of deputies and executive and administrative bodies shall, within the limits of their competence, resolve issues of local significance, proceeding from national interests and the interests of the people who reside in the relevant territory, and implement the decisions of higher state bodies. (Article 120 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

The following shall fall exclusively within the exclusive competence of the local councils of deputies:

the approval of programmes of economic and social development, and local budgets and accounts;

the setting of local taxes and dues in accordance with the law;

the determination, within the limits specified by law, of the procedure governing the management and disposal of municipal property;

the calling of local referenda. (Article 121 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

. Local councils of deputies and executive and administrative bodies shall, on the basis of existing laws, adopt decisions that have binding force in the relevant territory.

Decisions of local councils of deputies that are contrary to the law shall be reversed by higher representative bodies.

Decisions of local executive and administrative authorities that are contrary to the law shall be reversed by the relevant councils of deputies, superior executive and administrative bodies and the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Decisions of local councils of deputies and their executive and administrative bodies that restrict or violate civil rights and liberties and the legitimate interests of citizens, and in other instances specified in law, may be challenged in a court of law. (Article 122 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)

Where a local council of deputies systematically or flagrantly violates the requirements of the law, it may be dissolved by the Council of the Republic. Other grounds for the premature termination of the powers of local councils of deputies shall be determined by the law. (Article 123 Constitution of the Republic of Belarus)