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Senator Klishas explained the inclusion of non-experts in a working group on revisions of the Constitution

Сенатор Клишас объяснил включение неспециалистов в рабочую группу по правкам Конституции

The head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction Andrey Klishas, who headed a working group formed by the President to draft amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, considers useful to include in the group of people without a legal background. According to him, this will allow to better understand the expectations of the society towards constitutional reform. The Senator did not rule out that in addition to the presidential amendments can be other.

“Inclusion in working group of people without a legal background has given rise to extensive discussion. But this was done in order to better understand the needs of society and determine the vectors of the planned changes,” said the Senator, answering the question Znak.com not will it affect the quality of the work on the amendments.

Klishas also recalled the words of Vladimir Putin, who believes that amending the Constitution is necessary “not only legal skills, but also political and other life experience.”

“Therefore, the inclusion of public representatives in the working group is absolutely justified,” said the Senator, noting that the lead will still be lawyers. — Therefore, the amendments, their content, their legal terminology will be carefully checked and agreed by the experts”.

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“Therefore, the inclusion of public representatives in the working group is absolutely justified,” said the Senator, noting that the lead will still be lawyers. — Therefore, the amendments, their content, their legal terminology will be carefully checked and agreed by the experts”.

 

Speaking about the order and time of work, Andrei Klishas explained that the first efforts will be focused on those amendments that have been designated by the President in address to the Federal Assembly. But this does not rule out the emergence of additional proposals from the participants of the working group, he said. “Deadlines are short. Tighten the work we planned,” added the Senator.

On the need for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation stated on the eve of President Putin made his annual address to the Parliament. He called for the preservation of the current Constitution, adopted by referendum in 1993, but suggested a number of changes, which, in his opinion, should make a more balanced distribution of powers between the branches of government and to deepen the social character of the state, as well as to emphasize the priority of national law over international law. For elaboration and discussion of the text of the amendments, the President formed a working group of the 75 members of the legal community, members of Parliament and representatives of public organizations, figures of science, sports and culture. Today the working group with the participation of the President and top officials of his administration held the first meeting in the presidential residence in Novo-Ogarevo.

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Experts believe that the constitutional reform initiated by the President, marks the beginning of a transfer of power associated with the end of the last presidential term of Vladimir Putin in 2024.

Additionally, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction, the author and co-author of a number of controversial laws Andrey Klishas will be one of the speakers at the XVII International scientific-practical conference “Kovalevskie readings” to be held 13-14 February at the site of the Congress centre “Yekaterinburg Expo”. The stated theme of the conference was “Reconciliation in law: compromise or concession?”.

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