Skip to comments.Putin asks Cabinet to speed up work on distribution-of-powers bill
Posted on 08/26/2005 12:45:59 PM PDT by jb6
KAZAN, August 26 (RIA Novosti) - Russian President Vladimir Putin told the State Council Friday that he had asked the Cabinet to speed up work on the bill delegating some of the federal government's powers to regional authorities.
Putin said that increasing the role and independence of the provinces was a long-term goal possible to achieve only if all the branches of the government worked toward it together.
The list of powers vested in regional governments should be extended, he said, adding that a State Council ad hoc group had discussed the issue with Cabinet ministers earlier in the week.
The president stressed the importance of streamlining relations between Russia's federal and regional authorities and of giving the latter more room for initiative and more resources to improve life in the regions.
This sure is going to stick in the craw of a certain brand of posters here on FR. But then again, I don't expect to see them on this thread, its not bad news for the Russians.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Putin already assume the power to select regional governors? Doesn't this just transfer power to people he appoints?
Putin says: "Hey guys! You now have more more latitude to do what I tell you. Enjoy."
Not quite. He nominates the candidates but the local assembly has to vote on them: kinda like we do with the Supreme Court. This is the system that the Italians use and its used for the same reason: removal of corrupt governors who own the local police force and make sure their oppositions disappear during elections.
Here we go with another Russian website propaganda piece.
I thought .ru sites were not allowed on FR?
What's next? ILUVHITLER.COM