The CEC has estimated the cost of presidential elections in Russia
MOSCOW, 4 Jul — RIA Novosti. Presidential elections has cost the Federal budget more than 14 billion rubles, says the draft report of the CEC of Russia on the expenditure of Federal budget funds allocated for preparation and conduct of elections of the head of state.
According to the draft report, the expenditures of the Federal budget for preparation and conduct of elections amounted to 14 billion 259 million 422 thousand rubles. Of them on election commissions at all levels in the regions it took 14 billion 52 million 483 thousand rubles.
CEC to fulfill its mandate in the period of preparation and conduct of elections spent 84 million 913 thousand rubles, another $ 122 million spent by the Federal bodies of Executive power.
Initially the elections had been budgeted 17 billion, 697 million 998 thousand rubles.
The report of the CEC is considering at a meeting on Monday.