10.31.07 russia federation - Depends on personalities of...

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Russia Federation Economy GDP/capita $12k (2006 est.) 2 yrs ago $9k (growth) Agriculture 4.9% Industry 39.3% Oil industry Services 55.8% Growth last year = 6.7% People Declining population growth Population 141 mill 2 yrs ago 143 mill 11 deaths/ 1,000 live births 2yrs ago 13 Life expectancy 73 years 2 yrs ago 71-2 Fertility rate 1.39 children born/woman Literacy 99.6% Regime Structure Presidential-parliamentary Federal Structure Oblasts Republics
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Each has own president & constitution as long as it falls beneath Russia’s general Autonomous districts Krays Autonomous Cities Autonomous Okrug Executive Dual Executive President Power lies with president Prime Minister Zubkub Presidential Prerogatives Nominate PM (approval by Duma) Duma can disagree with nomination once Then president can dissolve parliament Presides over Cabinet Submit bills Veto power Dissolve Duma Decrees No check by Duma Announce State of Emergency Government KGB take over?
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% of people with military/security background in elite groups is on the rise
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Unformatted text preview: Depends on personalities of executive 5 deputy PMs (chosen by pres), 24 ministers, 30 heads of state committees Loose connection between parliament and government Duma 450 members (4 yr term) 1 distric Used to be first past the post Next elections are proportional representation Gives Moscow and people connected to Kremlens more say Big parties with national representation power PR and SMP Enact legislation Vote of no confidence Only PM, not Pres. Can’t offer financial bills without government approval Can’t question ministers Federation Council Equal representation from each federal unit (88 units) Membership Used to be that each subunit had own legislature and elect rep to go to federation council along with chief executive Now, chief executive appoints rep to go in place of them (Putan thought they had too much power)...
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