In Russia, on Saturday, August 12, launched the campaign in the media in the elections of heads of regions and the deputies of regional and municipal parliaments. It will end the day before the single day of voting, which will take place on September 10.
The head of the CEC of the Russian Federation Ella Pamfilova has urged the acting heads of regions during the election campaign as accurately as possible to approach the organization of public events, reports RIA “Novosti”. As a negative example, the Chairman of the Central election Commission cited the situation in the Sverdlovsk region, where the festival of the Foundation “Ural gems” decided in a single voting day to conduct the draw of apartments and cars.
“Will this situation to handle it, and the hope that no violations of the law will not. I this occasion I would like to warn and to appeal to all, especially to the acting head of the region (…), very sensitive and careful approach to all public shares that will accompany this campaign,” said Pamfilova.
According to the CEC, more than 70% of candidates on elections of heads of municipal regions took place the filter. As reported Pamfilova, after verification of signatures and refused to register two candidates – Vyacheslav Marhaeva from Buryatia and Oleg Kharaskin from the Perm region. The head of the CEC explained its refusal by saying that the candidates presented insufficient number of signatures or did not provide any documents, as the head of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman.
In the beginning of August Pamfilova made for a change in legislation about the municipal filter for elections, to effectively, thereby supporting an earlier proposal of the presidential administration. In her words, “it is necessary to develop a legal norm that would not kill real competition, would not serve the reason for the abuse of administrative resources for removal of objectionable or most real opponents in an election.”
Meanwhile, according to “Kommersant”, the candidates have already started to encounter problems when campaigning. For example, in the Kirov region was seized copies of the newspaper with a caricature of acting Governor, the candidate for the post of head of the region Sergey Mamaev appealed this decision. In Saratov have complained that good locations for billboards give only to candidates from power. A source in “Fair Russia” says that “the activity of candidates average”, and the situation in the regions “apathetic”.
In the single voting day September 10 there will be elections of the heads of 16 regions of the Russian Federation: Buryatia, Karelia, Mari El, Mordovia, Udmurtia, Perm Krai, Belgorod, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Novgorod, Ryazan, Saratov, Sverdlovsk, Tomsk and Yaroslavl regions and the city of Federal subordination of Sevastopol.
Elections of new structure of deputies of the Legislative Assembly will be held in six regions: the Republic of North Ossetia – Alania, Udmurtia, Krasnodar, Penza, Saratov and Sakhalin regions.