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PRESIDENT YELTSIN'S CONSTITUTION FOR RUSSIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2150: tabled on 14 June 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House strongly opposes the constitution put forward for Russia by President Yeltsin; notes that this constitution gives the President the right to make laws without reference to Parliament by issuing decrees, to dissolve Parliament at any time and on any number of occasions, to declare martial law or introduce a state of emergency without reference to Parliament and personally appoint all federal judges and senior military officials; notes that under this constitution the President can only be removed by agreement of the High Court Office, which is to consist only of people put forward or appointed by the President himself; considers that such constitutional features are imcompatible with democracy and as the Independent newspaper put it on 10th June 'would give the President almost untrammelled power'; notes the opposition of a wide range of democrats in Russian Federation of Trade Unions and the head of the Parliamentary Constitutional Commission, C. Rumyantsev; and believes that the only way forward in Russia is the holding of fair elections during which, unlike the recent referendum, there will be a fair access for all major viewpoints to the media.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Callaghan, James
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1993
Heywood and Middleton
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Blyth Valley
Canavan, Dennis
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1993
Falkirk West
Chisholm, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Edinburgh, Leith
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Barnsley West and Penistone
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 June 1993
Leyton
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Stockton North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Lewisham West
Dunnachie, Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1993
Glasgow, Pollok
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1993
Sunderland North
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Glasgow, Maryhill
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 5 July 1993
Glasgow, Hillhead
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1993
Walthamstow
Gordon, Mildred
Labour
Signed on 18 June 1993
Bow and Poplar
Gunnell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1993
Morley and Leeds South
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Neath
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Clwyd South West
Lewis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1993
Worsley
Loyden, Eddie
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Liverpool, Garston
McAllion, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1993
Dundee East
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 17 June 1993
Sheffield, Heeley
Parry, Robert
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Liverpool, Riverside
Primarolo, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Bristol South
Redmond, Martin
Labour
Signed on 21 June 1993
Don Valley
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 June 1993
Bolsover
Smith, Llew
Labour
Signed on 15 June 1993
Blaenau Gwent
Thompson, Jack
Labour
Signed on 23 June 1993
Wansbeck

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.