Article 137. The Constitution shall have the highest legal force. Laws, decrees, edicts and other acts of state bodies shall be issued on the basis of and in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus.
If there is inconsistency between a law, decree or edict and the Constitution, the Constitution shall be applied.
If there is inconsistency between a decree or an edict and a law, the law shall have the supremacy only when the powers for the issue of the decree or edict were provided by law.
Article 138. The issue of changing and adding the Constitution shall be considered by the Houses of the Parliament on the initiative of the President or of no less than 150 thousand citizens of the Republic of Belarus eligible to vote.
Article 139. A law on changing and adding the Constitution may be adopted after it has been discussed and approved twice by the Parliament with at least a three-month interval.
The Constitution shall not be changed or added by the Parliament during a state of emergency or within the last six months of the term of powers of the House of Representatives.
Article 140. The Constitution, laws on changes and additions thereto, on the entry into force of the said laws, acts on interpretation of the Constitution shall be deemed to be adopted if no less than two thirds of the full composition of each House of the Parliament voted for them.
The Constitution may be changed or added through a referendum. A decision on changing or adding the Constitution by means of a referendum shall be deemed to be adopted if the majority of citizens on the electoral roll voted for it.
Sections I, II, IV, VIII of the Constitution may be changed only by means of a referendum.