Open government

Open government

On the eve of voting for the candidate in the premiere of the deputies called the members of his team.

Dmitry Medvedev will once again become a full-fledged head of government, after the state Duma will give the President consent to his appointment. Unlike 2008 and 2012, may 8, 2018, the deputies will vote, knowing the name is not the only candidate for Prime Minister but also his deputies. Among those who did not get into the government, several important officials, including first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and the President’s chief of staff Sergei Prikhodko. Even published changes, in particular, the appointment of the head of the government staff assistant to the President — the chief of control Directorate Konstantin Chuichenko, show that the unexpected move, HR horizontal. The first meeting of the new government is scheduled for may 17.

That Vladimir Putin has made on a post of the Prime Minister candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev to the state Duma, it became known two hours after the inauguration. After another two hours on Okhotny Ryad were ready for the meeting with the candidate — for consultations with United Russia. At this point, the speaker Vyacheslav Volodin held a Council of the Duma, which declared that the candidacy was proposed by the President, “supported by the absolute majority of our citizens” and that “already predetermines the attitude of the candidacy”.

The meeting of the state Duma for approval by the Prime Minister will open today at 15:00. Dmitry Medvedev will deliver a keynote speech, then members will be able to ask him questions. With less than a month ago, April 11, he spoke in the state Duma with the report as the head of government.

For endorsement of the presidential candidacy of enough 226 (out of 450) deputies ‘ votes. In the faction “United Russia” yesterday have informed that will support their party Chairman. Yesterday after a meeting with the Prime Minister acting on the unanimous support and said the faction of the liberal democratic party (40 members). And the motive of the liberal democratic party is almost the same as that of United Russia.

“We have a presidential Republic: if three-quarters of people in the country voted for has come today in the post of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the candidate will certainly need to complete our support”, — said the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

In 2012, Dmitry Medvedev, became Prime Minister with the votes of 299 deputies: then he was supported by all deputies of the “United Russia”, LDPR and spravorossov few. Now for the approval of the Prime Minister theoretically has enough votes “United Russia”, which is registered 339 deputies.

Together with the LDPR, United Russia will provide Dmitry Medvedev 379 votes: this is only slightly less than that of Viktor Zubkov in 2007 (381) and Vladimir Putin in 2008 (392).

Consultations with the Communist party (42 members) and “Fair Russia” (23 deputies) Dmitry Medvedev will hold this morning. The Communists and spravorossy demanded the resignation of the last government. The Communist party of 2013 on its website and collected signatures of citizens for his resignation and even held public rallies “Dimon, come forth!”. The Communists were not satisfied with the financial-economic bloc of the government for the “detrimental to Russia’s” liberal policy (in the new Cabinet, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov will be promoted to first Deputy Prime Minister). Spravorossy also resented the financial and economic bloc of the government, but part of the social sphere. They created a rubric for the Prime Minister — “Do it or leave it!”. On the presidential election approaches both parties criticism is considerably weakened.

“The Communist faction will not support the candidacy of Dmitry Medvedev for the post of Prime Minister”, — categorically said the first Deputy head of the faction Mykola kolomeytsev. However, the first Deputy speaker from the Communist party Ivan Melnikov yesterday evasively said: “Before meeting with the candidate to prejudge the outcome of the vote is incorrect”. According to him, the position of the Communist party, which “negatively evaluated the work of the government of the previous composition” depends on “program and from the composition of the new government”. Even uklonjive was the leader of “Fair Russia” Sergey Mironov: “I will insist that the faction made the consolidated decision, we voted unanimously”. One of the spravorossov admitted that they will allow a free vote.


The first row

At the meeting with the faction “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev announced the names of nine of their future deputies. In the past the contours of the new government were not outlined in such a short time — the day of the inauguration. In 2012, Vladimir Putin suggested that the Duma approve of Dmitry Medvedev as Prime Minister on may 7, and the lower house approved it the next day. Then a pause was taken. “Membership will not show, so as not to stir up excessive interest,” — said President Putin may 15, 2012, when Dmitry Medvedev handed him a draft decree on the government structure. In that year, in the Kremlin in the different status moved by government officials who worked with Vladimir Putin at the White house in 2008. Some officials of the presidential administration Dmitry Medvedev moved in the opposite direction. In the end, government appointments were held may 21 and the new administration of Vladimir Putin in 2012 generated on may 22.

According to “Kommersant”, intensive consultations on personnel issues between the Kremlin and the White house was including last week. However, as pointed out by the informants, the process of negotiation was much easier than in 2012. To delay the formation of a new government will not be his first meeting is scheduled for may 17.

Of the current nine Vice-premiers, according to the released personally by Dmitry Medvedev, the structure, change five. Personnel changes, according to government sources, “b”, you can try to find simple logic before publication of the whole. Among is not named as Deputy Prime Ministers — those who traditionally declared high income: native of Norilsk Nickel Alexander Khloponin (earned 2.91 billion RUB in 2017), as well as first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov. In the apparatus Khloponin his future, no comment. “The consultations continue, the decision will be in the nearest future”, — said the source “Kommersant” in the government. Not received reordering Arkady Dvorkovichand the head of the government staff Sergei Prikhodko, who became one of the characters in scandalous stories published by Alexei Navalny. Among those whom Dmitry Medvedev did not name as a future Deputy Prime Minister at the meeting of the faction — Yuri Trutnev, combining this post with the post of presidential envoy in the far Eastern Federal district. Later a White house source told news agencies that Mr Medvedev did not mention Mr Trutnev, “because in addition to this role, he holds a post of the Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation”. If he will receive the appointment, the Vice-premiers will be greater than in the current government.

New appointments in the White house let the place of assistant to the President — the chief of the control Directorate of the President of the Russian Federation. Since 2008, when was elected President Dmitry Medvedev, this post takes its classmate Konstantin Chuichenko. A position he retained in the administration of Vladimir Putin. The main management objective is the control over execution of the Federal and regional authorities of the laws and decisions of the President. Its employees have the right to submit materials of checks in law enforcement bodies and to run smoothly in any building occupied by the government. In 1997-1998 the management were alternately led by Alexei Kudrin and Vladimir Putin. The appointment of Mr. Chuichenko as head of the government apparatus should be considered as an improvement, said the analyst Gregory Left.

“There have always been more trusted at that time, the people — the mayor, Volodin (when Vladimir Putin was Prime Minister.— “Kommersant”). There is a feeling that Putin puts those who personally believe, and who without their own ambitions, who clearly follow the instructions,” he says.

Is released and another control position. Deputy Prime Minister for the social sphere will be Tatyana Golikova, who in 2013 became head of the accounting chamber. The new Chairman of the SP appointed the state Duma on representation of the President (candidates for the choice he had sent the lower house). However, this time they will have to find a way out of a conflict in connection with the early termination of powers of the President that in the history of SP happens the first time. Still at the same time parliamentarians were elected all members of the joint venture, including the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and auditors. The terms of office of members of the joint venture was tied to the term of office of deputies of the state Duma, and since 2013 — to the President’s term of office (six years). The current composition of the SP was elected in September 2013, that is, his powers expire in September 2019. However, the law “On the accounts chamber of the Russian Federation” (clause 1, article 7) mentions: “the Chairman of the joint venture shall be appointed by the state Duma for a period of six years.” So de jure the new Chairman should remain in office and after updating the total composition of SP in 2019.

Return to Moscow to the post of curator of the APK in the White house Alexey Gordeev, who until 2009 worked as a Minister of agriculture in the government of the three Prime Ministers (Mikhail Fradkov, Viktor Zubkov and Vladimir Putin) was not perceived as an unexpected in the Central Federal district. Mr Gordeyev was appointed Ambassador at the end of 2017, and this post immediately addressed his team “as a transition”.

“The Ambassador has almost no controls and is not a lot of instruments of influence. For a veteran of the Federal government (Mr. Gordeyev informed more than ten years headed the Ministry of agriculture.— “Y”) and successful head of a major region is not even a pension”, — explained “Kommersant” in early may, a senior regional politician.

In regions TSFO yesterday could not say definitely who exactly will take the place of the envoy. There is believed that it could be someone from the now former deputies of Mr. Gordeyev.

The main guns

Yesterday acting Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called his Deputy, who will oversee the military-industrial complex (MIC): instead of Dmitry Rogozin will become the Deputy defense Minister for armaments Yuri Borisov.

Until this has been addressed several configurations, according to the source “Kommersant” in the government: in particular, this position could get in addition to defense Minister Sergei Shoigu (as it was in 2006-2007, Sergei Ivanov), but this option has disappeared, since the functionality of the official in the rank of Deputy Prime Minister for defense industry ten years later “became much broader.”

So, he oversees not only the execution of the state defense order, but also heads the military-industrial Commission Board (a permanent body under the presidential military-industrial Commission), marine and aviation Board, the state Commission for the Arctic, responsible for the construction of the Vostochny space centre, and is co-Chairman in a number of intergovernmental commissions. Combining such a portfolio and to fully perform the functions of the Minister extremely hard, confirms the high-ranking source “” in the Kremlin.

According to “Kommersant”, the decision to replace Mr. Rogozin was adopted by the government in December 2017; since then, the White house and the Kremlin began the selection of his successor.

The candidacy of Mr. Borisov was the most suitable: military personnel (retired in 1996, the reserve with the rank of Colonel), had experience with the industry (he was Deputy head of the Minpromenergo) and in government (he was the first Deputy Vice Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov during his tenure in the White house). In 2012, Vladimir Putin appointed his Deputy Sergei Shoigu: moreover, says Kommersant’s source in the Kremlin, the initiative came from the President. Since Mr. Borisov was involved in collaboration between military and industry whose relationship with the time of the previous defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov and his price wars over the cost of production left much to be desired.

The situation six years later was corrected: as of may 3, 2018 was signed over 85% of contracts for procurement of new weapons and military equipment, as well as the repair and modernization of already existing samples. With the assistance of Yuri Borisov, the practice has been implemented in full life cycle contracts (from weapons development to product recycling).

Overall, he has built a clear rules of the game, said a top Manager of one of the enterprises of the defence with him, the office was able to provide the necessary support (including financial), but in case of failure of the task inevitably followed penalties. Among the managers of defence industry Mr. Borisov had authority, continues the interlocutor””, it also was able to find a common language with political heavyweights, which include, for example, the head of state Corporation “rostec” Sergey Chemezov. Thus Yury Borisov, in addition to the post of Deputy defense Minister, was responsible Secretary of the military-industrial Commission under the President, responsible for the formation of its agenda, which contributed to his frequent contacts with Messrs Putin and Medvedev.

According to “Kommersant”, a few years ago Mr. Borisov considered the possibility of a transition to a more peaceful work in the defence sector, but to do this he failed: because of the unstable situation in the economy, the authorities had to postpone the end of 2015, the adoption of a new ten-year state armament programme, a key role in the formation of which he played Deputy Minister of defense.

The document, according to which rearmament of the army and Navy in the years 2018-2027 will be allocated 20 trillion rubles, was signed in December 2017, after which set before Yuri Borisov objectives were met. According to the source “Kommersant” in the government, the approval of his candidacy occurred in late April, following consultations with the presidential administration.

Viktor Khamrayev And Ivan Safronov, Maxim Ivanov And Natalya Gorodetskaya; Vsevolod Inyutin, Voronezh