Lidziya Yarmoshyna replaced as head of CEC after 25 years in office

Education Minister Ihar Karpenka meets with Alyaksandr Lukashenka, October 12, 2021. Photo: BelTA

Ihar Karpenka has replaced Lidziya Yarmoshyna, who’d been the head of the CEC since 1996.

Earlier, Ihar Karpenka was the Minister of Education. He was not born in Belarus, but in Novokuznetsk, Russia. He started his career in Belarus in 1993-1995, when he was Head of Education Department of the Belarusian State Pedagogical University.

“The CEC office term expires on December 22 this year. We will be able to hold a referendum if this term is officially prolonged for some time. Or maybe there will be a decision to change the composition of the CEC. I don’t know yet,” said Lidziya Yarmoshyna in November and added that she was ready for any decision.

The CEC of Belarus has begun preparations for the referendum on amendments to the Constitution. The referendum will be held next year.

The heads of the Mahiliou and Vitsebsk regions have changed. They are now headed by Anatoli Isachanka and Alyaksandr Subotsin, respectively, reports “Pool of the First”.