Putin: amendments to the Constitution will not affect the independence of the local government

Discussing the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation will not affect autonomy of local self-government in Russia.

As the channel “Russia 24”, that the public was informed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a meeting of the Council for the development of local self-government.

He stressed that all branches of government will strictly follow the 1st and 2nd articles of the Constitution which guarantee the autonomy of local government, providing for every Russian municipality the conditions under which it could operate efficiently and with maximum benefit to the people.

the President noted the importance of this type of management, as it focuses the absolute majority of national projects and therefore, according to him, their role in the implementation of these plans will increase many times.

In this regard, the head of state instructed to start elaboration of a draft of new principles of state policy in the sphere of local self-government development for the period until 2030, noting that first of all it is necessary to strengthen municipal financial education.