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Die Selbstauflösung des Parlaments: Möglichkeit und Wirklichkeit – Ein Fall aus der Praxis des Verfassungsgerichts Russlands

Osteuroparecht. 2017. No. 1. P. 81-103.
Krasnov M., Gorskiy A.

In the article on a concrete example of the newest political practice of Russia, the problem of the possibility of self-dissolution of the parliament (its lower house) is considered. Although such a question about the early termination of the powers of the State Duma emerged as a bureaucratic move in the pre-election tactics, and not as a solution that can help to get out of the political crisis, nevertheless, the problem of self-dissolution in itself is of immense political importance if it is viewed in coordinates Parliamentarism. The authors analyze the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation on the interpretation of the Constitution, which was made in connection with the request for the possibility of self-dissolution of the State Duma. They come to the conclusion that although the decision allowed early elections to the State Duma, in fact it is directed against self-dissolution as an institution. The authors offer their arguments in favor of parliamentary self-dissolution, although they do not consider this right absolute.