Changes overdue: the state Duma unanimously supported the amendments to the Constitution

Segodnya, January 23, the state Duma unanimously supported the first reading of the draft law on introducing amendments to the Constitution. The deputies endorsed the social initiative — the institution of compulsory indexation of pensions, the equation of the minimum wage and subsistence level, as well as political decisions about expansion of powers of Parliament and the constitutional court. Only on the proposal of Vladimir Putin are subject to change 22 article, but they still have a nationwide vote.

“Congratulations, colleague! The fateful decision. The historic decision,” all the deputies applauded standing. The presidential amendments to the Constitution adopted unanimously — a rare Russian Parliament case.

“with regard to the suggestions made, everyone understands that their goal is the strengthening of the state, protection of sovereignty, the content of the specific content of the notion “social state” and the transfer of our citizens the powers to they are able to resolve many issues and take control,” said Chairman of the state Duma of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin.

Procedure of entry into force of innovations is also adopted today a separate vote. Constitutional reform is becoming more visible features, but the document adopted in the first reading, at least another two weeks spend in the State Duma — this time is reserved for comments and corrections.

Suggestions and today was much, such that the speaker barely had time to stop the flight of the parliamentary imagination — the Communists wanted to make the elected judges.

“At the local level that offers Chicken — the election of judges… will choose. Especially where there are interests. Come and elect, and then you do the same here, will head to bash — how to reverse it,” he addressed the audience Vyacheslav Volodin.

But Trbowenia of Russian citizenship, indeed, can be applied not only to Federal Ministers and parliamentarians. For residents of Crimea to make a discount — they don’t voluntarily were nationals of Ukraine.

it was the project head of the Committee on state building Krasheninnikov. In the government box helped to answer the questions of the honored lawyer of Russia taliya khabrieva and Senator Andrey Klishas.

“the Bill proposes a new constitutional provision on the implementation of the regular indexation of pensions. Does this mean that after the amendments to the Constitution of the pension will be indexed, and working retirees?”, asked the first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs, the faction “United Russia” Mikhail Tarasenko. The Director of the Institute of legislation and comparative law under the government of Russia taliya khabrieva said, “Not only increases legal protection, and we are talking about the stability of the social standard. So the answer is — indexed”.

“what was expressed by the deputies, of course, for us is very important. All parliamentary factions, I must say, took a very active part in the discussion. The results of the vote you saw,” said Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas.

the working group has its own amendment. For example, to make the Constitution thesis on the protection of historical memory. But that offer cultural figures Kalyagin, Mikhail Piotrovsky, and Matsuev:

“to Amend Chapter, article 70 of the Constitution, after the national emblem and the capital, third paragraph, the phrase “Culture of Russia is a unique heritage of the multinational people. It is supported and protected by the state”, — said General Director of the State Hermitage Mikhail PIOstrovsky.

the public And the deputies believe that the constitutional changes in the country is long overdue.

“To those amendments submitted by the President, we have no comments. Faction “Fair Russia” will support them, because many of them directly overlap with the program of our party”, — said the head of the faction “Fair Russia” in the state Duma Sergey Mironov.

the Redistribution of powers between authorities: the state Duma will be able to take a more active part in the appointment of the government, the Federation Council, to influence the leaders of the power unit. The Council will receive a new status, which will enshrine in the Constitution.

“we need the state Council. Federated, large, complex state, it is necessary to consider all nuances of the North Caucasus, Yakutia, Far East, far North. Any major issue must first be discussed in this prestigious body,” said the head of the Communist party faction in the state Duma Gennady Zyuganov.

the System becomes more stable, including through the appointment of the former Prime Minister Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the security Council — the post MPs just today finally approved.

“Dmitry Anatolyevich will have, as they say, lawful authority, not only the decree of the President. And really he is the curator of the security forces, so all will be clear — here is the separation of powers. Six people run the country! Not one, but six: the President, the Prime Minister, the state Duma, the Federation Council, the state Council, the Security Council”, — said the head of the LDPR faction in the state Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

sure to be another national vote — the President wants to be sure that the population supports its initiatives. Organization of the process is discussing the working group and agreed that it should be the same as in the presidential election, with public monitoring, that there was no doubt in transparentSTI and legitimacy.