The CEC received three new requests for referendum on retirement age
The Central election Commission (CEC) received three new requests for referendum on raising the retirement age, said CEC member Vasily Likhachev (his words, gave “Interfax”). The same follows from the announcement of tomorrow’s meeting of the Commission.
The CEC on Wednesday approved issues three initiative groups for a referendum on raising the retirement age. The first initiative group from Moscow under the leadership of the candidate in mayors from “Fair Russia” Ilya Sviridov. The second — from the suburbs, it is led by activists of the all-Russian Association of organizations that work with large families Marina Semenova Oksana Shirobokova. Third from the Altai region, where his initiative group gathered the Communist party.
Now initiators of a referendum within two months must hold a meeting of the new initiative sub-groups numbering not less than 100 people, more than half of Russian regions (at least 43). If this is successful, you can apply to the CEC document for the registration of the nationwide group for holding a referendum.
When you register, a nationwide initiative group has 45 days to collect at least 2 million signatures. And you want to pick them only in areas where there were sub-groups, and one region may have no more than 50,000 signatures.
In the same region can be registered in only one of the groups of referendum offering similar questions on the same topic. Thus, competition between groups can disrupt the referendum. However, the likelihood that the referendum will take place, is, according to respondents, “Vedomosti” experts. “But organizationally it is a very difficult task, which after the adoption of the new Constitution of Russia, no one else in the country is not solved”, — stated the political scientist Yevgeny Minchenko.
The CEC Chairman, Ella Pamfilova said that only the Commission received 30 notifications of the 19 regions of the intention to hold the meeting of initiative groups for referendum on retirement age.