Vyacheslav Volodinu: Vladimir Fedorenko / RIA Novosti
To ensure a balance in the activities of the legislative and Executive branches of government can be a necessary point of constitutional innovations. About the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin wrote in the article “Living Constitution development”, published in “the parliamentary newspaper”.
“More balance of powers is not confined to the task of providing checks and balances. Most importantly, he needs to provide is a higher quality of interaction and coherence between the work of the state mechanism. The quality of democratic governance,” he noted.
The role of the Parliament Volodin offers through the participation of the state Duma in the government formation, including procedures for discussion of candidates for Ministers.
Volodin stressed that to change and revise the basic provisions of the basic law, there is no question goes.
“Basic constitutional norms and values unchanged. Other provisions of the Constitution can evolve and adapt to modernity,” he writes.
Earlier Volodin has offered to allow the state Duma to take part in the formation of the government. Currently, MPs only consent to the President on the appointment of the head of the government.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, commenting on the initiative, pointed to the lack of need for reform of the Constitution. In his opinion, which he expressed in the article “25 years of the Constitution: the balance between freedom and responsibility” is only possible spot adjust for “updating the status of the authorities”. However, any changes must go through the stage of discussion, stressed the head of government.
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