The state Duma adopted in the second reading the draft law on “cutting” of electoral districts

The state Duma adopted in the second reading the draft law on “cutting” of electoral districts


MOSCOW, 16 Oct. The state Duma meeting on Friday adopted in the second reading the draft law on approving the scheme “slicing” the constituencies for elections to the lower house of Parliament for the next 10 years.

In 2014 was adopted the law on the return to the mixed system of elections to the state Duma, which provides for the election of deputies by party lists and in single member constituencies (225). In early September the Central election Commission passed in the state Duma a “sliced” single-member districts for the elections of 2016, the head of the constitutional and Federal committees Vladimir Pligin and Viktor kidyaev (both EP) has prepared a bill of approval for ten years.

According to the project, most districts will be in Moscow (15), the suburbs (11) and St. Petersburg (8). Seven constituencies will be formed in Sverdlovskaya region, six — in Bashkiria and Tatarstan.

Earlier the head of Committee Vladimir Pligin told journalists that the number of submitted amendments is relatively small. There is a comprehensive amendment, in which questions are raised about certain changes in the approach of forming single-mandate districts in Tatarstan that is due solely to the issues of ease of voting of voters, and in the Vladimir region.

So, in Tatarstan the sentence is due to geographical and logistical feasibility: in an embodiment, the CEC of the Russian Federation a number of districts located on both banks of the rivers Volga or Kama, the amendments correct this deficiency in almost all districts.