SECTION ONE Chapter 6. The Government of the Russian Federation

LAST UPDATE: 03/15/94

CONSTITUTION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION AS APPROVED BY RF PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN AND SUBMITTED TO NATIONAL REFERENDUM IN DECEMBER 1993

Article 110.  1. Executive power in the Russian Federation shall be exercised b
y the Government of the Russian Federation.
2. The Government of the Russian Federation shall consist of the Chairman of th
e Government of the Russian Federation, Deputy Chairmen of the Government and f
ederal ministers.

                                               Russian Constitution (p59 of 77)
Article 111 1. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation shall b
e appointed by the President of the Russian Federation with consent
of the State Duma.
2. The proposal on the candidacy of the Chairman of the Government of the
Russian Federation shall be made no later than two weeks after the inauguration
 of the newly-elected President of the Russian Federation or after the resignat
ion of the Government of the Russian Federation or within
one week after the rejection of the candidate by the State Duma.  3. The State
Duma shall consider the candidacy of the Chairman of the Government of the Russ
ian Federation submitted by the President of the Russian Federation within one
week after the nom

ination.
4. After the State Duma thrice rejects candidates for Chairman of the Governmen
t of the Russian Federation nominated by the President of the Russian Federatio
n, the President of the Russian Federation shall appoint
Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, dissolve the State Duma a
nd call a new election.

Article 112 1. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation shall,
not later than one week after appointment, submit to the President of the Russi
                                               Russian Constitution (p60 of 77)
an Federation proposals on the structures of the federal bodies of executive po
wer.
2. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation shall propose to th
e President of the Russian Federation candidates for the office of Deputy Chair
men of the Government of the Russian Federation and federal ministers.

Article 113 The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, in accord
ance with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and decrees
of the President of the Russian Federation shall determine the guidelines of th
e work of the Gove

rnment of the Russian Federation and shall organize its work.

 Article 114 1. The Government of the Russian Federation shall:a) develop and s
ubmit the federal budget to the State Duma and ensure compliance therewith; sub
mit a report on the execution of thefederal budget to the State Duma; b) ensure
 the implementatio

n in the Russian Federation of a uniform financial, credit and monetary policy;
 c) ensure the implementation in the Russian Federation of a uniform state poli
cy in the field of culture, science, education, health, social security and eco
                                               Russian Constitution (p61 of 77)
logy; d) manage
federal property; e) adopt measures to ensure the country's defense, state
security and the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation
; f) implement measures to ensure legality, the rights and freedoms of citizens
, protect property and public law and order and control crime; g) exercise any
other powers veste

d in it by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and the dec
rees of the President of the Russian Federation.
2. The work of the Government of the Russian Federation shall be regulated by f
ederal constitutional law.

Article 115 1. On the basis of and pursuant to the Constitution of the Russian
Federation, federal laws and normative decrees of the President
of the Russian Federation the Government of the Russian Federation shall issue
decrees and orders and ensure their implementation thereof.
2. The decrees and orders of the Government of the Russian Federation shall be
binding throughout the Russian Federation.
3. The decrees and executive orders of the Government of the Russian Federation
 may be repealed by the President of the Russian Federation if
they contravene the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and th
                                               Russian Constitution (p62 of 77)
e decrees of the President of the Russian Federation.

  Article 116 The Government of the Russian Federation shall lay down its power
s before the newly-elected President of the Russian Federation.

Article 117 1. The Government of the Russian Federation may hand in its resigna
tion which may be accepted or rejected by the President of the Russian Federati
on.
2. The President of the Russian Federation may take a decision about the resign
ation of the Government of the Russian Federation.
3. The State Duma may express non-confidence in the Government of the Russian F
ederation. The non-confidence resolution shall be approved by a simple majority
 of deputies in the State Duma.  In the event the State Duma shall again expres
s non-confidence i

n the Government of the Russian Federation within three months, the President o
f the Russian Federation shall announce the resignation of the Government or di
ssolve the State
Duma.
4. The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation may put the
question of confidence in the Government of the Russian Federation before the S
                                               Russian Constitution (p63 of 77)
tate Duma. In the case of a non-confidence vote by the State Duma, the
President shall within seven days make a decision about the resignation of the
Government of the Russian Federation or about the dissolution of the State Duma
 and call a new election.
5. If the Government of the Russian Federation resigns or lays down
its powers, it shall, following instructions by the President of the Russian Fe
deration, continue working until the formation of a new
government of the Russian Federation.