Problems of carrying out local referendum in the Russian Federation

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In this paper, the author analyzes the recent changes in the electoral law of modern Russia. The development of modern Russia and constitutional rights is impossible today to imagine without the institution of the referendum. This institution has a serious impact on the entire history of the state, however, Russia has a lot of problems and initiate local referendums. Also some unsolved problems still persist, for example in the field of judicial protection of electoral rights of citizens or the responsibility of deputies to the voters. On the basis of the study the author proposes a number of measures to harmonize the entire body of legislation on elections of deputies and administration responsibility to the electorate. Practice showed that the referendum institute as a form of democracy and direct participation of the population in the solution of global social and economic and political affairs gets accustomed and operates in our country. The referendum not only allows to reveal public opinion on the most wide range of the most important questions for country life, but also to consider it in political practice, in the course of acceptance and carrying out in life of political decisions. In view of evolution of development of institute of a referendum in Russia, it should be noted that in process of society democratization this institute makes serious impact on all historical way of development of the state, gives the chance to state authorities to reveal those questions which decision allows to smooth the social conflicts. Development of modern Russia and constitutional law can't be imagined today without institute of the referendum which has strongly taken the place among other state and legal institutes.

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D O Ezhevski

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

The Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law Law Institute


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