Putin ruled out the possibility of instituting power over the President
MOSCOW (RO) – For Russia, the option of Singapore, where the institute of a mentor was formed, is not suitable, this will undermine the institution of the president, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
MGIMO student at a meeting with Putin in Sochi asked him about the prospects after 2024. She also proposed to use the experience of Singapore, where there was a position of minister-mentor, which was held by former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, reports TASS.
Putin noted that Lee Kuan Yew was a mentor in the government of his son – Lee Hsien Luna.
“He was a father, dad was an acting [prime minister], so there was direct continuity,” the president said. At the same time, he called Lee Kuan Yew an outstanding person, “who created the country.”
“Do you want me to be a mentor?” Putin specified.
The student answered in the affirmative. The head of state noted that this would undermine the institution of the president in Russia.
“With us, if some kind of institution appears above the president, this will mean nothing more than dual power. An absolutely disastrous situation for a country like Russia, ”Putin said.
He repeated that a parliamentary form of government is not suitable for Russia, where the prime minister’s figure depends on the winning party, and the number of terms is unlimited.
“We do not have political parties that have existed for more than a hundred years, as in European countries, and this is a prerequisite [for a parliamentary republic],” Putin said. He stressed that in Europe, parliamentary republics have problems when the government cannot be formed half a year. He cited Belgium as an example.
“Russia should certainly be a strong presidential republic. We have so many nations, nationalities, different ways of life. To integrate all this within the framework of the parliamentary republic, in my opinion, is practically impossible, ”the president said.
Earlier Wednesday, President Putin also announced that Russia does not need to experiment with the transition to a parliamentary republic. He expressed the opinion that Russia, with its multiconfessionality and a large number of nationalities, needs “strong presidential power”.
Recall that after the message, work began on the adoption of amendments to the Constitution. The newspaper VIEW wrote why the document was accepted in such a short time.