The government of Belarus resigned on Monday, paving the way for reelected President Alexander Lukashenko to appoint a new council of ministers.
Lukashenko, who won a fourth term in the Dec. 19 presidential election, has accepted the resignation of the government, said the press service of the Belarusian head of state.
The resignation of the government after the presidential elections is a standard procedure for Belarus. According to the Belarusian Constitution, the outgoing government relinquishes its power to the newly elected president. The president introduces the candidature of the new prime minister to Parliament for approval.
The outgoing government will serve as a caretaker before a new government is formed.