Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Power of the Decree

Finishing up on the Venezuela/Russia theme for the week, keep a careful eye on decrees that will be issued by the presidents in both countries. Chavez may have lost the referendum, but let's see how many of the proposals that were on the ballot will be enacted as executive orders. In Russia, let's see what decrees (as well as Duma legislation) may be passed that would transfer power or authority to bodies that stand outside the constitutional order (United Russia, the security council, etc.)

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