The CEC allowed the simplification of the municipal filter on gubernatorial elections

Ella Pamfilova

Municipal filter that requires gubernatorial candidates to collect signatures of local deputies, can be simplified, said the head of the CEC of Russia Ella Pamfilova at the meeting with the Chairman of the party “Yabloko” Emilia Kabanovoy. It is reported by TASS on Tuesday, March 28.

Representatives of fraction “the Apple” in legislative Assembly make to the state Duma was introduced a bill to abolish the municipal filter for parties with representation in regional parliaments, told Slabunov. Pamfilova noted that this initiative would be best to submit for consideration by the working group on improving electoral legislation established under the administration of the President.

“I believe that given the fact that almost all parties agree on this filter, it will be a very serious subject for discussion, maybe for a decision,” — said Pamfilova.

Last week the leader of the party “Great Motherland” Nikolay Starikov suggested to admit to participation in elections of all registered political movement without collection of signatures.

On March 10, a group of deputies from the Communist party submitted to the state Duma a bill authorizing municipal deputies to support the signatures of not one but several candidates for Governor.

Under current law, anyone wishing to run for the post of the head of region will pass the municipal filter to collect the signatures of 5-10 per cent, depending on decisions of the subject of municipal deputies.