The state Duma has supported allowing the postponement of presidential elections bill

The state Duma adopted in the first reading a package of amendments to the electoral law, submitted to the lower house of Parliament, the Federation Council members Andrei Clisham and Anatoly Shirokov. About it reports “Interfax” on Wednesday, April 12.

Before the document was supported by the government Commission on legislative activities.

A series of amendments aimed at increasing transparency of the elections of the President of Russia and the liberalization of the approach to the appointment of observers was made by the senators on March 3.

In particular, the authors propose to allow you to transfer elections of the head of state on the first and third Sunday of March. They explain the necessity of this amendment by the fact that the calendar of the campaign might impact on March 8.

The document also includes the cancellation of absentee ballots and the introduction of mandatory video broadcasts from polling stations. In addition, it provides for an increase in penalty for unlawful issuance of the Bulletin is almost 10 times — from 3,5 to 30 thousand rubles.

Following the Russian presidential election scheduled for March 11, 2018. About his intention to run for the post of the head of state said, in particular, the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, founder of the Fund of struggle against corruption Alexei Navalny, who is under custody in the case of large fraud businessman Sergei Polonsky.