MOSCOW, November 21. The third all-Russian civic forum (FMG) opened at subbotu in Moscow under the chairmanship of the Committee of civil initiatives (THD) Alexei Kudrin, has taken several initiatives to reform the Russian electoral system.
“Our forum is not a political event, we are working on a non-partisan basis,” said Kudrin during the FMG. “But we care about how is the political system. We cannot agree with the view that there can be only one, and she’s the most faithful to the only position on all issues,” he said.
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In the project “Proposals”, presented to the participants of the meeting, stated that the FSI States “the degradation of the Russian electoral system, expressed primarily in limiting the electoral rights of citizens”. It is noted that “during the year since the all-Russian civil forum 2014 the situation worsened”.
To change the situation of FMG offers, in particular, to note the law providing the increase in the number of signatures in the registration of candidates to 3% of the number of voters of an electoral district, returning to the norms of 2012. (0,5%) and return on elections of all levels the security Deposit, as a way of registration of candidates, and to cancel or at least mitigate so-called “municipal filter” in the gubernatorial election.
The third all-Russian forum of civic initiatives – meeting, which is annually conducted by the Committee of civil initiatives (CGI), opened Saturday in the capital’s world trade Center and will be held there two days.
As reported Kudrin, this year the Forum was attended by 767 activists from 78 regions of the Russian Federation, as well as government representatives. In the Presidium of the plenary session, in particular, sits the Governor of the Kirov region Nikita Belykh.
The first Russian civil forum held in Moscow on November 23, 2013. With the initiative in July 2013 by a number of well-known Russian public figures, among them Lyudmila Alekseyeva, Evgeny Gontmakher and Alexei Kudrin, Irina Prokhorova, Elena Topoleva-Soldunova, Irina Yassin.
FMG first “Agenda for Russia” gathered about a thousand representatives of Russian non-commercial public organizations from 83 regions of the Russian Federation. The forum made recommendations to government and society in four key areas: “Power”, “Economy”, “Society” and “Life”. The second Forum was held a year later – on November 22, 2014 and was held under the slogan “Dialogue. Solidarity. Responsibility”. The result of his work was two documents: a Statement of the all-Russian civil forum and the FMG Proposal containing the results of all expert sites Forum.