- "Changes in the government": the Russian prime minister Mishustin speaks to the group United Russia in Duma
- Russia: Prime Minister Medvedev and the government resign
ShareJanuary 20, 2020 "Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the draft law to change the constitution of the Russian Federation to the Duma. The co-chairs of the constitutional commission Andrei Klishas, Pavel Krasheninnikov and Talia Khabriyeva will be the speakers of the president during the examination of this design law enforcement in the Duma, "said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, according to Interfax. The draft law on constitutional amendments will be under examination in the lower house of the Russian parliament "urgently" already tomorrow.
The Council of State (which according to Vladimir Putin's declarations will be included among those of constitutional dignity) will have to "outline the key principles of foreign and national policies and the priorities of the country's social and economic development, in order to ensure coordination and effective cooperation between Russian state organs ", reports an explanatory note to the bill.
On January 15 the entire government had resigned, to "give the president the opportunity" to "make all the necessary decisions" in designing the new structure, effectively giving the project a sprint.
Dimitri Medvedev, Putin's eternal shoulder, had been assigned to the post of deputy head of the Security Council, created specifically for him. As Prime Minister Putin had instead proposed - and the Chamber had immediately ratified - the current head of the Russian federal tax service, Mikhail Mishustin. So a technician, however far from more noble political clans.
Russia "does not need" a new constitution, since its potential "is still current", but it is possible to make some changes to better "balance" the powers of the state, Vladimir Putin announced a few days ago to the assembled chambers. Among the suggested changes, the bond for the president "to no more than two terms", the ban on senior officials to have "other passports" besides the Russian one, and the power for Parliament to appoint the prime minister and ministers. Everything must then be submitted to a referendum.
Low incomes pose a threat to Russia's future demographic situation, he added: "There is an acute problem that poses a direct threat to our demographic future. It is the low incomes of a substantial part of our citizens, families ". According to the Kremlin leader, around 70-80% of low-income families have children. "Even if both parents work - said Putin - these families still have very modest income". The Russians want to see "changes" and the government must adapt to ensure the implementation of the country's development program, Putin continued in his speech "for the first time at the beginning of the year", precisely to give a push to reforms