The Kremlin commented on the desire of Tatarstan to keep two presidents in Russia: Politics: Russia: Lenta.ru
The Kremlin respects the position of the State Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the renaming of the position of the president of the region, said the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov, noting that the desire to keep two presidents in the country is only one of the opinions. On Tuesday, October 26, reports TASS…
The Kremlin spokesman promised that this opinion will be taken into account when working on the bill, the obligatory heads of the subjects of the Federation will be called the heads of the regions. At the same time, Peskov drew attention to the fact that such a strength of the regional authorities is not a final de jure decision.
Earlier it was reported that the deputies of the State Council of Tatarstan, the president of which of the Russian governors retained the post with this name, supported the draft federal law, which implies renaming the highest office of the republic.
At the end of September, it became known that a bill was introduced to the State Duma, according to which all governors should be called heads of regions. Later, one of the co-authors of the initiative, the head of the committee of the lower house of parliament on state construction and legislation, Pavel Krasheninnikov, clarified that the list of cities of federal significance – Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sevastopol – will retain the names of their duties.
Commenting on the introduction of this initiative, Dmitry Peskov said that there should be only one presidential position in Russia.
After the collapse of the USSR, the names of the heads of many republics within the Russian Federation became presidents. In 2010, the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, who did not want to be called the president, launched the process of renouncing the designation of top regional positions in 2010 and called on his example to be collegial. As a result, all the leaders became the heads of the republic, except for the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.