Isaev: additional criteria for admission to membership of the party EP is not needed

Isaev: additional criteria for admission to membership of the party EP is not needed


In the party there is already a mechanism of “selection” which does not allow a person just to “come off the street” and immediately become a member of the party, said Deputy Secretary of the party’s General Council Andrey Isaev.

MOSCOW, 20 Oct. Additional criteria for selection of candidates in members of the “United Russia” is not needed, all the necessary mechanisms are already there, said Deputy Secretary of the party’s General Council Andrey Isaev on Tuesday.

The press service of the Krasnogorsk branch of United Russia said Tuesday that collected in an emergency order of political Council of local branch of the party has unanimously decided to expel from its ranks the Amiran Giorgadze “for the actions discrediting and prejudicial to the political interests of the party organization”. According to the RF IC, against Georgadze in absentia issued a ruling on bringing him as a defendant in the murder of four people in Krasnogorsk.

“No, — said Isaev on the question of the need of additional criteria. And they can’t be by law. Obviously the biggest party, besides the party in power, with the support of the majority, it attracts not only honest people. Of course, inevitably in our ranks will be those who break the law, and they are of these ranks be excluded. The reception, which existed in Soviet times — “give three recommendations” and the like — does not exist and can not exist according to the law on political parties”.

According to him, the party already has a mechanism of “selection” which does not allow a person just to “come off the street” and immediately become a member of the party. “The law does not allow in this case to show some improvement, because a political party is a tool of citizens’ participation in politics. If the person has not violated the law, then no reason not to accept it in party no. We have a practice — we accept people who were supporters of the party for six months. This gives the opportunity to understand how they fit in with the party, they important, significant, interesting, etc.” — said the Agency interlocutor, noting that the EP can reject “only on very limited grounds”.

In the case when it comes to the person accused of committing a criminal offence, in accordance with the Charter of the EP, his membership is suspended. “If the case is egregious, as the Commission of violent crimes against the person, where the decision will be taken about the exception immediately,” — concluded the MP.

Member of high Council ER, the head of Komi Vyacheslav Gaizer, according to investigators, since 2006 headed a criminal community. His membership in the party in connection with the investigation was suspended. In may he was arrested on the case of large-scale corruption and removed from his post by another member EP Sakhalin Governor Alexander Khoroshavin.