Vladimir Makey calls for a Public Advisory Council meeting

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April 22, 2016 17:48

Vladimir Makey makes attempts to revive the status of the Presidential Administration and himself personally as of the main strategic coordinator of the state policy of Belarus. The PAC’s role in the domestic policy of Belarus is minimal therefore Makey can only count on the PR effect.

A meeting of the Public Advisory Council under the auspices of the Presidential Administration has been scheduled to take place in the third decade of September.

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Vladimir Makey makes attempts to revive the status of the Presidential Administration and himself personally as of the main strategic coordinator of the state policy of Belarus. The PAC’s role in the domestic policy of Belarus is minimal therefore Makey can only count on the PR effect.

Apart from personal interest of Vladimir Makey, who needs to restore the lost confidence of the president, the only real meaning of the PAC is image-making. Thereby the Presidential Administration intends to keep the idea of internal political dialogue and of a “round table” in the focus of attention of the international community. In the meanwhile the Belarusian President has little interest in organization of a round table however in terms of propaganda this idea has short-term positive effects, e.g. it creates a positive image of the Belarusian leadership on the eve of talks with the IMF mission.

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