The founder of the political party “Yabloko” Grigory Yavlinsky, who intends to become a candidate for President of Russia, called to change the electoral law. The corresponding statement policy leads TASS on Thursday, March 30.
In particular, Yavlinsky proposed to develop a new format for “sustained and meaningful” television debates, and be required to participate in all candidates. “To organize such a debate is necessary now, not a month before the elections”, — said in a statement.
According to the politician, it is also necessary to change the rules of the formation of the Central election Commission, as now this process is actually governed by a President, “that is one of the candidates” (CEC is formed for a term of five years, consisting of 15 people, five of them are recruited under presidential quota, the rest are appointed by the state Duma and the Federation Council — approx. “Of the tape.ru”).
In addition, the founder of “Apple” requires the establishment of an independent body to consider complaints and disputes arising in the course of the campaign.
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In early February, the party announced that Yavlinsky started his campaign, according to the national news service (NSN).
On March 3 the state Duma introduced a package of bills to change the electoral law. In particular, he suggests the abolition of absentee ballots and introduces compulsory live video from the polling stations.
The Russian presidential election in March 2018. About his intention to run for the presidency has already declared the leader of LDPR Vladimir Zhirinovsky, the founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny and businessman Sergei Polonsky, who is in custody in the case of large fraud. About presidential ambitions also stated Barnaul cat Barsik and former adviser to the head of Balashikha near Moscow Anatoly Batashev.