Mishustin enlisted the support of the State Duma

The government and the State Duma had to speed up work to protect the economy from sanctions
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The government has secured the support of the opposition in the State Duma in the fight against the consequences of sanctions. The meeting of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with representatives of the Communist Party and Fair Russia on March 29 showed that both parties are ready to approve the measures of social support for Russians announced by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers. External challenges have smoothed out the contradictions between the parliamentary opposition and the executive branch, political scientists explained to URA.RU.

Opening the meeting with the Communists, Mishustin stressed the importance of the government’s cooperation with the parties represented in the State Duma. “Given the intense external pressure that Russia has faced in recent weeks, of course, coordinated work with the parliamentary corps is extremely important to us. Another package of counter-sanctions is being prepared. We hope that your faction will approach its discussion as constructively as it was before, “said the Prime Minister. The head of government told the representatives of the Communist Party about the measures taken to support science, Russians and business, and listened to their suggestions. In response, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said he was satisfied with the working contacts between the government and the party.

Meeting of government members with deputies of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma

Meeting of government members with deputies of the Communist Party faction in the State Duma

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During a meeting with representatives of Fair Russia, Mishustin noted that the party is one of the leaders in the number of bills introduced and supports the government’s social proposals. The Prime Minister thanked the SR leader Sergei Mironov for effective cooperation in considering initiatives developed by the government headquarters to support the economy. “A number of your initiatives are aimed at increasing the income of citizens, you support the government’s proposals, including for families with children,” he said.

Meetings with left-wing parties were Mishustin’s second round of consultations with State Duma deputies. The prime minister held the first – with the Liberal Democratic Party and the New People party – on March 25. Then the deputies put forward dozens of anti-crisis proposals. However, many of them were similar to those of the government, which are already included in the priority plan for stabilizing the Russian economy: to this end, the authorities developed two packages of economic support measures, which included steps to protect the financial system and savings, and construction and transport industries, hotel business and tourism, IT companies and other industries. The third package of measures is next, which the White House is actively discussing with the State Duma.

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The Communist Party was represented at the meeting with Mishustin by the party leader Gennady Zyuganov

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Mishustin’s initial consultations with deputies, as well as the government’s subsequent report to the State Duma on work in 2021, were scheduled for May, but the situation has changed since the imposition of Western sanctions. The government and the State Duma had to speed up work on protecting the economy, the head of the Civil Society Development Fund Konstantin Kostin told URA.RU.

“The government has the initiative, authority and responsibility for the effective implementation of anti-crisis measures. The main task of the government’s reporting activities and consultations of the Prime Minister with the State Duma this year is to consolidate all political forces and branches of government around the anti-crisis plan and the laws necessary for its implementation, “the expert explained.

Mishustin meets with representatives of LDPR and New People factions

On March 25, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin met with representatives of the Liberal Democratic Party and New People factions.

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The situation with Western sanctions is extraordinary and requires prompt and effective solutions from the authorities, confirmed Victor Poturemsky, director of political analysis at the Institute of Social Marketing (INSOMAR). “The work of the legislature in this situation should not be underestimated. Mishustin’s meetings with the leaders of the State Duma factions, which pass laws and represent the interests of citizens, are of great importance. Even if the deputies propose measures that the government is already doing, ”the political scientist said. The very fact of the Prime Minister’s dialogue with representatives of the factions is a positive signal of mutual understanding between the State Duma and the White House, Poturemsky added.

The government will fight the crisis with the support of all parliamentary parties, including the opposition, and the analysis of claims is postponed, explains the leading expert of the Center for Political Situations Mikhail Karyagin. “External challenges extinguish internal contradictions.

The opposition sees opinion polls showing that the majority of citizens support the actions of the president and the government. It would be foolish if the Communist Party or “Fair Russia” began to oppose – it’s like to oppose their own electorate, “- said the expert.

The government is also not interested in aggravating relations, as the State Duma approves anti-crisis laws, Karyagin said. In addition, Mishustin will soon have a report [перед Госдумой о работе правительства в 2021 году]. Therefore, the opposition, showing both social orientation and support for Mishustin, is acting rationally in this case, “he concluded.

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The government has secured the support of the opposition in the State Duma in the fight against the consequences of sanctions. The meeting of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin with representatives of the Communist Party and Fair Russia on March 29 showed that both parties are ready to approve the measures of social support for Russians announced by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers. External challenges have smoothed out the contradictions between the parliamentary opposition and the executive branch, political scientists explained to URA.RU. Opening the meeting with the Communists, Mishustin stressed the importance of the government’s cooperation with the parties represented in the State Duma. “Given the intense external pressure that Russia has faced in recent weeks, of course, coordinated work with the parliamentary corps is extremely important to us. Another package of counter-sanctions is being prepared. We hope that your faction will approach its discussion as constructively as it was before, “said the Prime Minister. The head of government told the representatives of the Communist Party about the measures taken to support science, Russians and business, and listened to their suggestions. In response, Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov said he was satisfied with the working contacts between the government and the party. During a meeting with representatives of Fair Russia, Mishustin noted that the party is one of the leaders in the number of bills introduced and supports the government’s social proposals. The Prime Minister thanked the SR leader Sergei Mironov for effective cooperation in considering initiatives developed by the government headquarters to support the economy. “A number of your initiatives are aimed at increasing the income of citizens, you support the government’s proposals, including for families with children,” he said. Meetings with left-wing parties were Mishustin’s second round of consultations with State Duma deputies. The prime minister held the first – with the Liberal Democratic Party and the New People party – on March 25. Then the deputies put forward dozens of anti-crisis proposals. However, many of them were similar to those of the government, which are already included in the priority plan for stabilizing the Russian economy: to this end, the authorities developed two packages of economic support measures, which included steps to protect the financial system and savings, and construction and transport industries, hotel business and tourism, IT companies and other industries. The third package of measures is next, which the White House is actively discussing with the State Duma. Mishustin’s initial consultations with deputies, as well as the government’s subsequent report to the State Duma on work in 2021, were scheduled for May, but the situation has changed since the imposition of Western sanctions. The government and the State Duma had to speed up work on protecting the economy, the head of the Civil Society Development Fund Konstantin Kostin told URA.RU. “The government has the initiative, authority and responsibility for the effective implementation of anti-crisis measures. The main task of the government’s reporting activities and consultations of the Prime Minister with the State Duma this year is to consolidate all political forces and branches of government around the anti-crisis plan and the laws necessary for its implementation, “the expert explained. The situation with Western sanctions is extraordinary and requires prompt and effective solutions from the authorities, confirmed Victor Poturemsky, director of political analysis at the Institute of Social Marketing (INSOMAR). “The work of the legislature in this situation should not be underestimated. Mishustin’s meetings with the leaders of the State Duma factions, which pass laws and represent the interests of citizens, are of great importance. Even if the deputies propose measures that the government is already doing, ”the political scientist said. The very fact of the Prime Minister’s dialogue with representatives of the factions is a positive signal of mutual understanding between the State Duma and the White House, Poturemsky added. The government will fight the crisis with the support of all parliamentary parties, including the opposition, and the analysis of claims is postponed, explains the leading expert of the Center for Political Situations Mikhail Karyagin. “External challenges extinguish internal contradictions. The opposition sees opinion polls showing that the majority of citizens support the actions of the president and the government. It would be foolish if the Communist Party or “Fair Russia” began to oppose – it’s like to oppose their own electorate, “- said the expert. The government is also not interested in aggravating relations, as the State Duma approves anti-crisis laws, Karyagin said. In addition, Mishustin will soon have a report [перед Госдумой о работе правительства в 2021 году]. Therefore, the opposition, showing both social orientation and support for Mishustin, is acting rationally in this case, “he concluded.

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