The CEC estimates that the cost of the Duma elections in 14,7 billion roubles

The CEC estimates that the cost of the Duma elections in 14,7 billion roubles


The CEC of the Russian Federation is considering a draft resolution on the financing of elections to the state Duma in 2016, in accordance with which it is proposed to approve the financial justification of expenditures for preparation and holding of elections without taking into account the inflation factor.

MOSCOW, 14 Oct. The costs of preparation and holding of elections of deputies of the state Duma in 2016 will be more than 14,7 billion roubles, now this figure does not take into account the coefficient of inflation, which will be installed next year.

At the meeting on Wednesday the CEC of the Russian Federation is considering a draft resolution on the financing of elections to the state Duma in 2016.

“This draft resolution proposes approving the financial justification of expenditures for preparation and holding of elections of deputies of the State Duma in 2016 in the amount of 14 billion 778 million 745 thousand 600 rubles”, — said CEC Secretary Nikolai Konkin.

The rationale is based primarily on the actual costs of the parliamentary elections of 2011 with the growth of cost inflation, he said.

“Calculation that was made, does not take into account at this stage, the inflation coefficient to be set in 2016”, — said the CEC Secretary.