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Beijing Law Review, 2018, 9, 1-14
        ISSN Online: 2159-4635
        ISSN Print: 2159-4627

Relationship among the President, Prime

Minister and Parliament of Russia under the

1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation

Abdul  Salim Amin

Neuenheimer Feld 535, Heidelberg, Germany
Email: salimamin2009@gmail.com

How to cite this paper: Amin, A. S. (2018).
Relationship among the President, Prime
Minister and Parliament of Russia under
the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Fed-
eration. BeiiingLawReview 9, 1-14.
https://doiorg/10.4236/blr.20 18.91001

Received: October 19,2017
Accepted: February 6, 2018
Published: February 9, 2018

Copyright 0 2018 by author and
Scientific Research Publishing Inc.
This work is licensed under the Creative
Commons Attribution International
License (CC BY 4.0).
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This paper discusses the relationship among the president, the prime minister
and the parliament of Russia under the Constitution of the Russian Federation
(1993). Although the legal system of Russia recognises independent functions
of each state branch based on the principle of separation of power, it fails to
provide genuine instruments that can limit the president from accumulating
power in the executive branch. It is designed in a way that not only persuades
imbalance in power distribution, but also gives a constrict space to the prime
minister and the parliament to appear independent in a series of interactions
and, therefore, resulting in an undemocratic political process and derailed
economic development.


Federal Assembly, Constitution of the Russian Federation, Council of the
Federation, President, Normative Decree, Prime Minister, State Duma,
Separation of Power, Soviet Union

1. Introduction

Russia has been experiencing a long period of autocracy and executive control,
especially during the Soviet Union. With the collapse of the aforementioned
Union, Russia has gone under a huge social, political and economic transforma-
tion (Burnham et al., 2004; Frommeyer, 1999: p. 1). Indeed, a new era of demo-
cratisation versus autocratic resistance has started in the country, witnessing a
conflict-driven relationship among the state branches, particularly between the
president and the legislature, where the legal system has vested a nearly auto-
cratic power in the president (McPherson, 1999). Any opposition between the

DOI: 10.4236/bir.2018.91001 Feb. 9, 2018



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