In the Yaroslavl region has reduced municipal filter on gubernatorial

Nikolai Aleksandrycheva

Deputies of the Yaroslavl regional Duma adopted on second and final reading a bill to reduce the municipal filter on gubernatorial elections from eight to five percent. This was reported on the website of the regional Parliament on Tuesday, April 25.

“Amendments to legislation aimed at openness of the elections, their transparency and preventing corruption schemes. The reduction of the municipal filter will increase competition among candidates. To collect signatures easier, and more people will be able to participate in the elections”, — noted the Chairman of regional Duma Nikolay Aleksandrycheva.

The bill also increased the maximum amount of election funds of candidates in elections at all levels. Thus, the maximum size of the Fund at elections of deputies of the Parliament of the Yaroslavl region is 7.5 million rubles, the Governor’s 50 million rubles.

On 28 March the head of the CEC of Russia, Ella Pamfilova said that the municipal filter for candidates for governors can be simplified.

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.

Elections of the Governor of the Yaroslavl region will be held September 10. In July last year, the acting head of the region was appointed Dmitry Mironov.