United Russia will send observers to all polling stations. This was announced on Wednesday, July 21, by the deputy secretary of the General Council of the party, State Duma deputy Yevgeny Revenko.
“United Russia has accumulated considerable experience in conducting election campaigns and observing the course of voting. Our observers will have the necessary skills and knowledge and will perform a common task for all and work for a common result – election control. “United Russia” welcomes the initiative of the Public Chamber regarding the agreement on the observation of elections, “Revenko said.
He recalled that the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation supported the party’s proposal to conduct an election campaign in compliance with all the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor. The agreement also provides for the control of the legality of all electoral procedures, safety standards in the fight against coronavirus.
“Our common task is to ensure compliance with the law during electoral procedures. On a reciprocal basis, we can agree on the coordination of surveillance, including the organization of video surveillance It is very important to ensure compliance with the recommendations of Rospotrebnadzor on the prevention of risks associated with the spread of coronavirus “, – said the secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation Lidia Mikheeva.
Earlier that day, Mikheeva announced that political parties and the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation signed an agreement for fair and safe elections.
It is noted that the document was signed, in particular, by the Liberal Democratic Party, the Party of Direct Democracy, the Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice, Green Alternative, New People, Party of Rosta, Rodina, Green, Communists of Russia ”,“ Civil Platform ”.
On the eve of the members of “United Russia” appealed to all political parties and other participants in the pre-election race with an appeal to sign an agreement on ensuring sanitary security during the election campaign.
The only ones who refused to abide by these rules were the representatives of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. Revenko condemned the refusal to comply with the agreement and called it a manifestation of duplicity.
On July 14, it became known that the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation had certified the lists of candidates from 15 parties for the upcoming elections to the State Duma. It is noted that more than 4 thousand candidates from the political forces will take part in the elections, not counting about 200 self-nominated candidates.
Elections to the State Duma of the VIII convocation will be held from 17 to 19 September. The Duma is elected for five years under a mixed electoral system: 225 deputies are elected from party lists, another 225 – from single-mandate constituencies in one round.
Simultaneously with the elections to the State Duma, direct elections of the heads of nine constituent entities of the Russian Federation (in three more regions, deputies of legislative assemblies will elect the highest administrative persons) and 39 regional parliaments should be held.