Democracy, russian style

Democracy, russian style - Democracy, Russian style 1....

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Democracy, Russian style 1. Constitution of 1993- superpresidentialism a. President b. Parliament- 2 houses: Duma (450 members) i. Lower house is the Duma 1. Power to propose laws 2. Initiate investigation of the president (ultimately has the power to impeach the president) 3. 450 members a. ½ proportional representation b. ½ winner-takes-all ii. Upperhouse 1. Approval 2. Veto 3. Refinement 4. Appointment a. Normally 2 spokespersons for every regional government…89 regions b. Geographically very dispersed c. Once every two weeks would meet in Moscow d. 5% threshold???? iii. President 1. Often called the superpresident
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2. Presidential decree- make own laws…ultimately if he doesn’t want to leave he does not have two a. Appoints i. Prime minister ii. Ministers of defense iii. ???? b. Election system i. Two rounds 1. First round- vote for whatever party you want to vote for 2. Second round- whichever party win gets the most???? c.
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This note was uploaded on 05/27/2008 for the course POLS 106 taught by Professor Morrell during the Spring '07 term at UConn.

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