The new Chairman of the state Duma, apparently, will become first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin. The representatives of the parliamentary parties have commented on the relevant proposal of the head of state. The scientists explained why Volodin “has all the data for it to work the speaker of the State Duma”.
On Friday, President Putin suggested deputies of the state Duma of the seventh convocation to support the candidacy of the first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration Vyacheslav Volodin to the post of speaker of the lower house of Parliament. Putin expressed the hope that the rich experience of parliamentary activities will help Volodin to work as speaker of the state Duma.
“This appointment is directly related to its effective work on the post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration”
At a meeting with leaders of the past in the state Duma of the seventh convocation of the parties, the head of state recalled that Sergey Naryshkin will go to work in the foreign intelligence Service, in connection with which “the question on election of a new Chairman of the State Duma”. “It certainly dealing exclusively of the deputies of deputies, but we are here with Dmitry Anatolyevich (Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation) will ask, anyway, to support the candidacy of Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin”, – said Putin to the leaders of the factions.
The head of state said that the rich experience of parliamentary activities will help to build Volodin job as speaker of the state Duma if deputies will elect him for the post, reports TASS. “Vyacheslav Viktorovich knows what parliamentary work, he was a member for a long time and being in the presidential administration, supported by direct contact with the deputies of the faction leaders, with the parties is included in the circle of his professional duties. I hope all this will help him to build him a job inside the lower house of Parliament, unless, of course, the deputies will take the appropriate decision,” – said the President.
“To work with the greatest activity
Vladimir Vasilyev, head of the faction “United Russia”, has said that the party support the candidacy Volodin to the post of speaker of the state Duma, RIA “Novosti”. In his opinion, this is a man who “knows how to set goals that force everyone to work with the greatest activity.” LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, speaking about the possibility of the appointment of Volodina speaker of the Duma, said that the liberal democratic party is beneficial to the President of the chamber was the one who was a member.
Communist party leader Gennady Zyuganov said that his party “has heard” the President’s proposal. Zyuganov believes that Volodin in the case of the election of the Chairman of the state Duma is working on this post in the style of Naryshkin. “Naryshkin very effectively worked in the Duma, being able to engage in dialogue and seeking solutions acceptable to all factions and all parties did it correctly and professionally, so that Volodin has someone to take an example, at the very least, I’d borrowed a lot of style and experience Naryshkin,” – said Zyuganov
“A lot of attention to civil society”
Member of Council of Public chamber (OP) of the Russian Federation, the Chairman of the Commission on social policy, labor relations and quality of life Elena Topoleva-Soldunova believes that Volodin is able to listen to different positions and hear people.
“Vyacheslav Viktorovich paid much attention to civil society. He could engage in dialogue with different representatives, people from the most different layers,” she said, Recalling that in the presidential Council for civil society development and human rights (HRC) Volodin has managed to build good relations with people of different political views, such as Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Ilya Shablinsky, Elizabeth Glinka”. “These working relationships in the Council lined up through dialogue and mutual understanding,” said Topoleva – Soldunova, who was previously also a member of the HRC.
According to her, “Volodin able to listen to different positions, is able to hear people.” “Even if it is something they do not agree then never go do not reject, is able to respond to you to consider this opinion,” she said.
In addition, she said, Volodin “had paid close attention to non-profit organizations, have taken various steps to strengthen their economic position is strongly to support them.” “In a special account with him were charity, he paid much attention to this work”, – said the representative of OP.
“He is able to build relationships with people”
Experts say that Volodin will be able to be a guarantor of consensus between the various political forces; he inclined to compromise and knows how to build relationships with people. “Vyacheslav Volodin has all the data for it to work the speaker of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation: experience, including experience in the lower house, and is very long; experience in the Administration of the President, which allowed him to prove himself as a tough administrator,” said RIA “Novosti” Director of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin.
In his opinion, Volodin to the post of Chairman of the lower house of Parliament can be the guarantor of consensus between different political forces. “It is obvious that he is inclined to compromise and knows how to build relationships with people. All of these qualities, of course, the basis adopted by the President of the decision”, – said Mukhin.
The expert also drew attention to the President’s address to the parties “to adopt a consolidated decision”. “This is very important, because thought is the necessary consensus. And, apparently, a guarantee that consensus will be Vyacheslav Volodin,” – said the analyst.
“The President himself suggested”
What is Vyacheslav Volodin has a huge experience of work in the Duma and will become an effective speaker of the lower house of Parliament, the Director of the Institute of political studies, Public chamber member Sergei Markov. “Vladimir Putin proposed the candidacy of Vyacheslav Volodin to the post of speaker of the state Duma. Himself suggested. And asked all factions to support his candidacy. It is clear that Putin sees Volodin as the nearest member of his team,” wrote Markov.
“This promotion to the fourth official position in the state award Volodin for the great victory of “United Russia” in the elections. And United Russia a resounding win, taking suddenly a lot of votes. And the trust of citizens to the elections has also improved significantly”, – he said.
“Brilliantly performed and won the election”
Political analyst Boris Mezhuev, in turn, writes that “Volodin played and won the election, providing the ruling party a record number of votes a record low of effort.”
“I think that new position he will save a great amount of authority. Now hardly economic policy, for example, will be produced in a purely bureaucratic regime, without considering the opinion of the lower chamber. Russian conservatism, as we assumed during those years again combined with the people’s representatives,” – said Mezhuev.
The restart of the political system
In turn, the political analyst Yevgeny Minchenko said that the appointment of Volodin in the post was expected. Over the past months there have already been leaks about the likely nomination of Vyacheslav Volodin to the post of Chairman of the state Duma. “This appointment is directly related to its effective work on the post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration,” said Yevgeny Minchenko of the newspaper LOOK. – During the work of Volodin in the AP occurred, the restart of the political system, these elections were held at a more competitive level, and at the same time was more successful for the party in power”.
In addition, according to Minchenko, the appointment of Vyacheslav Viktorovich speaker will increase its political weight. The expert also indicates a rich unique experience of the new speaker of the lower house. “Let me remind you that Volodin started as a municipal Deputy, he was elected Deputy of the regional legislative Assembly, was Vice-Governor and Deputy of the State Duma, Deputy Prime Minister of the government. The range of positions that he knows and understands, is very great,” he said.
Minchenko also indicates that Volodin has a long history of relations with the leaders of all Russian political parties. “It is important that the new speaker has experience in opposition, he has long been in opposition to the regional authorities at some stage was part of the Yeltsin leadership of the opposition party “Fatherland – All Russia, so he understands the importance and usefulness of the opposition and how to build relations with it” – the expert believes.
Vyacheslav Volodin born 4 February 1964 in a working village of Alekseevka Khvalynskoye district, Saratov region. In 1986 graduated from the Saratov Institute of agricultural mechanization named after M. I. Kalinin (now in the Saratov state agrarian University. N. I. Vavilov), specialty “engineer-mechanic”. In 1995 graduated from Russian Academy of state service under the President of the Russian Federation, having received the specialty “lawyer”. Professor, doctor of Sciences (1996).
Worked as an assistant, senior teacher, associate Professor. He headed the Department of state building and governance in Povolzhskaya Academy of state service. He was elected Deputy of Saratov city and Saratov regional Councils of people’s deputies. In December 1999 he was elected Deputy of the State Duma of the third convocation. September 2001 – the head of fraction “Fatherland – All Russia” in the state Duma of the third convocation.
In December 2003 he was elected a Deputy of the State Duma of the fourth convocation in one-mandatory constituency 156 (electoral district of Balakovo, Saratov region). In the State Duma of the fourth convocation was Deputy Chairman of the state Duma, first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia”. From April 2005 to 2010, Secretary of General Council Presidium of all-Russian political party “United Russia”. In December 2007, he was elected Deputy of the state Duma of the fifth convocation.
21 Oct 2010 the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin was appointed Deputy Prime Minister – chief of government staff of the Russian Federation. C 27 Dec 2011 – first Deputy head of presidential administration of the Russian Federation.
Volodin is on the Supervisory Board of the National research University Higher school of Economics”. State Councilor of Russian Federation of 1 class. Honored lawyer of the Russian Federation (2009). Awarded the order of Friendship (1997), order of Honor (2003) and the order “For merits before Fatherland of IV degree” (2006).
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