Who and why wants to abolish the post of Prime Minister?

The Director of the Institute of CIS countries, ex-Deputy of the state Duma Konstantin Zatulin has proposed to abolish the post of Prime Minister.

The essence of the proposalof Konstantin Zatulinand is as follows: the presence of the post of Prime Minister creates a duality and as a result, two scenarios of development of the state.

– I am not a fan of Medvedev, but we are not talking only about him – said “Interlocutor” Zatulin. – In fact, the country has two governments: one in the Kremlin, and another on Krasnopresnenskaya embankment. Even if the President and Prime Minister work as boss and employee, their machines compete among themselves.

Also Zatulin reminded that the post of Prime Minister is not elected, and yet he’s second in the country. In his opinion, it would be better if that person was the Chairman of the state Duma, which, in his opinion, was elected an honest vote. That is so it will be more democratic.

According to the head of the state Duma Committee on constitutional legislationVladimir Pligin,the idea “is borrowed from nowhere and premature.” According to him, a number of experts, however, believe overloaded, the Institute of President, nevertheless the President and the government perform each their own function. SenatorAlexander Pochinokgenerally recommended Zatulin reread the Constitution. And only SenatorNikolai Ryzhkovsaid the cancellation of the premiere possible in the future.

– At the time Zatulin has left a post of the head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and then the state Duma from-for the conflict to Medvedev, – puts points on the “e” political scientistAlexei Makarkin.– Now that Medvedev is going to become Prime Minister, Zatulin stands for the maximum extension of the powers of the President, although earlier it this topic is not worried. I believe that it is rather in name, than in effective management.

However, according to the analyst, there are a lot of politicians who consider the choice of a successor Medvedev, Putin’s mistake. Attempts to eliminate the Prime Minister as a class, or just not allowed in this chair Medvedev are unlikely to be successful. But the idea Zatulin has a good perspective: if the new government will be a lot of claims, it will be possible to remember.

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