Azerbaijan, Baku, 26 March / Trend / When forming the new Government headed by Vladimir Putin, the decisions on the key internal and foreign political issues in the Russian Federation will be made by the President, the newly elected Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev said to The Financial Times, Vesti TV quoted. As to the question on who will have more power (Putin or Medvedev), Medvedev said he knows why the question is so popular within the mass media.
"We are not perplexed when, for instance, former heads of government in a range of European countries take the position of Deputy Prime Minister, foreign Minister, even if being very popular personalities. So, the guarantee for normal political situation and successful continuation of the same course which was formed some time ago is observation of the legislation which is based on the principle of separation of powers," Medvedev said.
According to Medvedev, so far the history of Russia does not have practiced such a situation where a successful leader changed his position when being on the peak of his carrier. But President Putin at the very beginning said that he would stick to the Constitution and would be in office for two terms. That means that respect for the main law is eventually appearing in Russia.
"Each power should do its own business. President determines the fundamentals of internal and foreign policy. He is the Supreme Commander-in-Chief. He makes key decisions on formation of the executive power and guarantees the rights and freedom of the Russian citizens. And the Government has its own very large competence. The Government carries out all economic activities, makes important decisions in the economic field, etc," he said.