Rus News Journal

A number of the Russian regions the constitutional amendments

deputies of Legislative Assemblies of the Ulyanovsk region and Jugry have approved on December, 11th have approved amendments to the Constitution about increase in a term of appointment of the president and the State Duma, and also fixing control powers of the Duma concerning the government.
according to ITAR-TASS, the increase in terms of appointment of the president and the State Duma have supported 20 deputies, against two have voted. Amendments about control of the State Duma concerning the government have been approved unanimously. Amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, offered by president Dmitry Medvedev, provide increase in terms of appointment of the head of the state and the State Duma with 4 till 6 and 5 years accordingly. They also oblige the government annually to report to deputies, including on questions, put by the State Duma . According to the legislation, the amendments accepted by the State Duma and approved by the Federation Council, should be confirmed parliaments not less than two thirds of Russian subjects. They were already approved by parliaments of Vladimir region, the Arkhangelsk, Novgorod and Moscow areas, Kareliyas, Tuva, Karachaevo-Circassia, Khabarovsk territory, Transbaikalia, the Kamchatka edge, the Amur and Samara areas.