17 Jul 2019 09:35

Amendments to Russian Constitution should eliminate imbalance of branches of power - Volodin

MOSCOW. July 17 (Interfax) - Russian State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin has suggested eliminating in the Russian Constitution the imbalance between the branches of power.

"Coordinated actions by all branches and bodies of power can and should ensure in practice the norms of a social state," Volodin said in his article published in the Wednesday edition of Parlamentskaya Gazeta.

Representing citizens' interests, the parliament legislatively determines optimal forms of realization of constitutional principles, including in the changing new conditions and challenges, he said.

"The task of the executive administration is to practically realize these mechanisms for achieving constitutional goals worded by people's representatives and established by law. For their part, under parliamentary control," he said.

"That is why I emphasize in the analysis of the Constitution issues associated with the absence of the necessary balance in the activities of the legislative and executive branches of power. Specific, target constitutional novations may really be needed here," he said.