12th Belarusian Supreme Council

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Flag of Belarus (1918, 1991–1995).svg Supreme Council of Belarus
of the 12th convocation
11th Supreme Soviet of the BSSR 13th Supreme Council of Belarus
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Overview
Meeting place Government House
Term 15 May 1990 (1990-05-15) – 9 January 1996 (1996-01-09)
Election 1990 parliamentary election
Members
328 / 360
(since May 15, 1990)
Chairman Mikalay Dzyemyantsyey (1990—1991)
Stanislau Shushkevich (1991—1994)
Myechyslaw Hryb (1994—1996)

The Supreme Council (Soviet) of the Republic of Belarus of the 12th convocation is the Belarusian parliament, which was elected in 1990 as the Supreme Council of the Belarusian SSR of the 12th convocation. It became a national parliament of Belarus after the proclamation of independence. The Supreme Council adopted the Declaration of Independence of Belarus on July 27, 1990.

The first round of voting of Elections to the Supreme Council was held on March 4, 1990. Following the elections, 360 deputies were elected to the parliament. For the first time the opposition took place in Parliament. As a result, the Belarusian Popular Front opposition faction with 26 deputies was formed. The total number of deputies was 328 people.[1]

The successor of the Supreme Soviet of the 12th convocation was the newly elected Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus of the 13th convocation, which began its work January 9, 1996.

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