The EP will hold a joint meeting of the Supreme and General councils

The EP will hold a joint meeting of the Supreme and General councils


The meeting will be discussed developed by the primaries or intra-party elections. The tentative date is scheduled for may 22, the final decision will be made at the joint meeting of the boards.

MOSCOW, 15 Oct. The party “United Russia” on Thursday will hold a joint meeting of the higher and General party councils, the key issue which will lead to the adoption of the strategy in the Duma elections of 2016 and adoption of the draft provisions on the conduct of the primaries.

According to Deputy Secretary of the party Andrei Isayev, the forthcoming meeting will discuss a procedure of the primaries.

Earlier in the party told RIA Novosti that the approximate date of the preliminary vote is scheduled for may 22, the final decision will be made at the joint meeting of the boards. The next stage is project approval at the party Congress, which, as reported last week, the Secretary of the party’s General Council Sergei Neverov, it may take 5-6 February. He said that while date are discussed, it will announce the party’s Chairman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

The February Convention will give rise to the primaries, the second phase is scheduled for June. By this time it will be ready summarization protocols of voting, a list of independent candidates and regional lists. Earlier Isayev also said that the primaries will take place simultaneously in all regions, and its main principle will be the most open form. To do this, and at the Federal and regional levels committees will be established for the organization of the primaries, which will include representatives of the public. To vote for the candidates will be available to all active citizens, regardless of party affiliation.

Moreover, said Deputy Secretary of the party, candidates, evading the debate, will not be allowed to participate in the Duma primaries in 2016, and in single-mandate districts will not be candidates for even with a small criminal record. In addition, the governing bodies of the party, most likely, will not be nominated, the involvement of independent candidates and candidates from public organizations.

Previously interviewed political analysts said that to make any predictions on the distribution of votes at the Duma elections is premature. However, they all agree that leadership will remain with the ruling party, but the election results can be substantially changed.

The primaries — the primaries, intra-party elections to choose the strongest and most popular among the electorate of the candidate from the party that with its support will then participate in the main election. The primaries for the first time in Russia organized the “United Russia” in 2011. Today it is the only party that uses such a mechanism of inner-party “selection” of candidates in the Federal and regional lists before the election.