Former MPs from the “United Russia” did not abandon the “Golden parachutes” due to postponement of the Duma elections
The deputies of the sixth convocation from “United Russia” do not fall in new thought, despite the promises and pleas of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, did not abandon the so-called “Golden parachutes” – payments for the early termination of their powers because of the postponement of the elections from December to September. About this to journalists , RBC told several former parliamentarians from the ruling party.
Specific instructions from the faction to refuse compensation was not, the money just comes to a payroll card, as usual, said the publication of the former Deputy-United Russia. His former colleague in the faction Viktor Zvagelsky, who was a candidate from the Party of growth, in turn, noted that relations to the faction, he no longer has, so the question of refusal to pay for him is irrelevant.
Former Deputy Ilya Kostunov said that “anything not specifically made” to get the “Golden parachute”. The MP Valery Yazev admitted he did not remember whether he signed a disclaimer or not, so do not know, whether will receive money.
The former Deputy-United Russia, the Opera singer Maria Maksakova-Igenbergs, meanwhile, explained that the Duma elections were postponed in September in violation of the Constitution, and the deputies of the sixth convocation and deprived before the time of authority, but to deprive them of these benefits one is not entitled. According to her, the savings on these compensation across the country is ridiculous, and disclaimers from the provisions of wages was populism from beginning to end.
Cost budget for each nepereinami MP, 18 October-4 December 2016, the authors of the relevant law is estimated at 1.6 million. The powers of the deputies of the sixth convocation ended before October 18, as the first session of the new Duma took place on 5 October, so the cost of maintenance of one of the former Deputy will exceed initial estimates, reaching about 2 million rubles, according to journalists.
Just a new thought did not pereizbrali 230 deputies (including parliamentarians, who took the job in the Federation Council, regional bodies of power and bodies of local self-government). Thus, the compensation costs can be of the order of 460 million rubles.
In February of this year, speaking at the Congress party, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has suggested deputies-“United Russia” to refuse compensation for salary due to the early termination of their powers in the upcoming elections, which MPs themselves have prescribed because of the postponement of the elections from December to September.
“I think that deputies of the State Duma from “United Russia” must not stand aside. And could abandon compensation for salary in connection with the early termination of their powers because of the postponement of the elections”, – said the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.
He noted that some members would like to consolidate this initiative at the legislative level. “But nobody forbids members of the State Duma to take such a decision independently,” he added. The amendment on the resignation offered in the liberal democratic party, but a Parliament in which the majority belongs to United Russia, did not consider this initiative.
The constitutional court in record time considered the request of the Federation Council on the legality of postponing the elections in the state Duma of the Russian Federation from December 2016 to September. According to the judges, the postponement of elections to the state Duma for a single day of voting can lead to positive results and increased voter turnout, as well as savings budget. However, the content of the MPs will require huge expenditures. According to the law, until December 4, 2016 for nepereinami in September, deputies saved the salaries of parliamentary immunity, service housing, and social insurance.
The Cabinet had previously stated that he is ready to allocate additional funds from the budget for this legislative initiative. As reported by the head of the Duma Committee on constitutional legislation and state building Vladimir Pligin, the maximum amount of compensation nepareizais deputies in the postponement of the elections could exceed 700 million rubles. The financing for the state Duma in 2016 was increased from 3 billion rubles, and the media linked it in the first place with the payment of “Golden parachutes” unelected MPs.