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Putin signs new government formation law

Putin signs new government formation law

by YCPress

Moscow, November 6 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a new law on the formation of a government on the 6th, which defines some basic principles for the formation of the government of the Russian Federation.

According to an announcement issued by the Russian Legal Information Network on the 6th, this law was formulated in accordance with the latest amendments to the Constitution passed by Russia. 

According to this law, the Russian administrative agency is composed of the federal government and other federal agencies directly led by the president. Prior to this, the Russian administrative agency was composed of the federal government.

This law determines the procedure for the appointment of the Russian prime minister. According to the law, the president has the right to nominate candidates for prime minister and appoint them after they are approved by the State Duma (lower house of parliament). 

If the State Duma vetoed the prime minister nominated by the president for three consecutive times, the president has the right to appoint the prime minister directly. If this happens, the President has the right to dissolve the State Duma. 

In addition, the president can change the prime minister while retaining the government.

According to the new law, the President, after consulting with the Federal Council (upper house of parliament), appoints leaders of powerful government agencies such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and the Ministry of National Defense.

On July 1 this year, Russia held a referendum on amendments to the constitution. On July 3, Putin signed an order declaring that the amendment to the constitution would come into effect on July 4. 

Russian media reported that the constitutional amendments mainly included expanding the power of the State Duma and increasing citizens’ welfare.