According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code for Belarus is 375. It is located in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), and is one of the countries in the NANP system that makes international calls to and from other countries. The 375 code is used to make calls within Belarus, as well as making international calls to and from other countries in the NANP system. The country has a number of landline operators such as Beltelecom, BeST, Velcom, Life:), and others, all of which offer competitive rates for local, regional, and international calls. In addition to landlines, there are several mobile networks in Belarus such as MTS (GSM/UMTS/LTE), Velcom (GSM/UMTS/LTE), Life:) (GSM/UMTS/LTE), BeST (GSM/UMTS/LTE) and Beltelecom (CDMA). Customers can purchase prepaid sim cards from any of these providers in order to make calls to local numbers or international numbers within the NANP system. All of these networks offer competitive rates for both local and international calls. For those who need to make international calls from Belarus outside of the NANP system, there are several third-party service providers that offer competitive rates on making such calls. These include International Call Cards (ICC), which allow customers to purchase calling minutes at a discounted rate; World Phone Card International Calling Services; VoIP services such as Skype; prepaid calling cards; or through VoIP apps like Viber or Whatsapp. Belarus is a unitary state, with the President of Belarus as its head of state and government. The president is elected by a national referendum every five years and can serve an unlimited number of terms. The executive branch consists of the President, his administration, and the Council of Ministers which are appointed by the president. The legislative branch is made up of two chambers: the Council of the Republic and the House of Representatives. The judiciary branch is independent from all other branches and is headed by Supreme Court. Belarus has been labeled as an authoritarian regime, with limited civil liberties and political rights for its citizens. Although opposition parties exist within Belarus, there are restrictions on their activities as well as limits to what they can say in public. The media in Belarus is also heavily censored with journalists not allowed to report on certain topics or criticize government officials without facing repercussions. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Belarus.