MOSCOW, January 26. Mandatory debates will make a campaign for elections of deputies of the state Duma in 2016 information rich. This opinion was expressed on Tuesday, the Federation Council member Nikolai Bulaev.
Earlier it became known that the legislative Assembly has three regions – Chelyabinsk, Kurgan and Ryazan regions – has put forward his candidature for the office of member of the CEC.
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The main difference between the upcoming campaign Bulaev called the return of the Institute single-member districts. “It’s a completely different format of the election campaign. The people who are going through single-mandate election district, of course, go through more serious tests and they have closer touch with their voters”, – said the politician.
In addition, continued Bulaev, in the campaign of 2016 will attend far more parties than before. “We have a significant number of parties that can participate in elections without collection of signatures, their 14. So we represent the political spectrum of parties, programs, ideologies, and most importantly, people will be more extensive than during the last campaign,” he said. Therefore, according to the Senator, we can expect “more interested in people’s attitudes towards the electoral campaign, a more controversial discussion and debates”.
In this context, Bulaev indicated a very important role already adopted by the state Duma in the first reading the bill on compulsory TV debates for all candidates. “Thanks to these standards the electoral campaign will be from the information point of view, more saturated, and citizens can vote, clearly understanding, as called for in their candidate, as he sets out his thoughts as convincingly defends his position,” he said.
According to the Senator, from the Central election Commission “, to ensure equality of participation of each party in the election campaign and the accuracy of the results that must be defined during the campaign”. In this regard, he stressed that the CEC “it is a serious body whose influence in our lives is difficult to overestimate”.
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Bulaev also thanked the regional legislative Assembly for action on his nomination and for their confidence in him. He recalled that, according to the existing procedure of formation of election Commission, five members are nominated by the President of the Russian Federation, five people approved by the Federation Council and five by the state Duma. “If the senators will vote in favor of my candidacy, then, of course, I am grateful to my colleagues,” said a member of the upper house of the Russian Parliament.
He admitted that the possible new job he is “interesting and important”. “I think that the institution of elections in Russia were held, and people look to each election campaign to ensure transparency, legitimacy. If people come to power in result of elections that has the trust of the citizens, of course, and the government will be sustainable,” said Bulaev.