- Chief of State:
- President Aleksandr Lukashenko
- Head of Government:
- Prime Minister Sergey Rumas
- Government Name:
- Republic of Belarus
- Adopted: 1994; Outlines the principles of the constitutional system; the individual, society, and the state; the electoral system; the president, parliament, government, and the courts; local government and self-government; the procurator's office and state supervisory committee; and the financial and credit system.
- Government Type:
- Republic under a Dictatorship
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The president is the chief of state overseeing all areas of the government and makes appointments to both legislative and judiciary branches. The prime minister is the head of the government and appoints cabinet members.
The president is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system. The prime minister is appointed by the president.
The judiciary upholds and interprets the constitution.
The supreme court is appointed by the president with consent of the council of the republic to serve for 5 years and evaluated for life appointment. 6 constitutional court judges are appointed by the president, and 6 are elected by the chamber of representatives and serve 11 year terms.
The legislative branch creates and passes legislation.
The council of the republic has 56 members who are elected by regional governing councils, and 8 members are appointed by the president. The chamber of representatives has 110 members who are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies.
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Tax Information 
- Tax Authority:
- Ministry of Taxes and Duties of the Republic of Belarus
- Tax Name:
- ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
- EY, http://www.ey.com
- CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
- U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/