The Republic of Belarus is a unitary, democratic, welfare state based on the rule of law.
The President of the Republic of Belarus is the Head of State, the guarantor of the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the rights and freedoms of man and citizen. The President personifies the unity of the nation, guarantees the implementation of the main guidelines of the domestic and foreign policy, represents the Republic of Belarus in relations with other states and international organizations.
The President takes measures to protect the sovereignty of the Republic of Belarus, its national security and territorial integrity. One of the main functions vested in the President is to ensure political and economic stability in the country.
The President enjoys immunity; his honor and dignity are protected by the law.
The President is elected directly by the people of the Republic of Belarus for a term of office of five years on the basis of universal, free, equal, direct suffrage.