Amendments to Russian Constitution should enhance Prime Minister's role, says Accounts Chamber Chairman

# 09:29
16 January 2020

As the expected amendments to the Russian constitution will increase the role of the parliament, they should also envision a more important role for the prime minister and bolster his status, Accounts Chamber Chairman Alexei Kudrin said, commenting on the recent proposals by President Vladimir Putin, APA reports citing Sputnik.

"Of course, it is necessary to increase the role of the prime minister and his status," Kudrin said, commenting on Putin's proposed amendments to the constitution.

If Putin's initiatives are implemented, the status of the parliament will be bolstered as well, since the prime minister will become more responsible before the legislature, Kudrin added.