The state Duma adopted on Friday the law that reduce to two the number of observers from parties or candidates, which may be at the polling station. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin noted that the idea belonged to all factions of the state Duma.
MOSCOW, 30 APR –. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin believes that the decision to limit the number of observers at polling stations from the party or candidate representatives two is optimal.
The state Duma adopted on Friday in the second and third reading a law reducing to two the number of observers from parties or candidates, which may be at a polling station during elections or referendum.
“Given the large number and political parties, and independent candidates who will be able to participate in the elections, just need to imagine that there should be unlimited number of people at one polling station. Well, it may just hinder free will. Therefore, here is selected, I’d say the optimal number of observers from each political party and each candidate: two people,” said Naryshkin in an interview to the presenter of the program “Vesti on Saturday” on channel “Russia 1” Sergei Brilev.
State Duma speaker recalled that the idea of limiting the number of observers from each political party and candidate, odnomandatniki “belonged to all factions of the State Duma”.
In December of last year the state Duma adopted in the first reading the draft law the deputies from the Communist party, which establishes that the polling station can be no more than five observers from parties and candidates. The second reading deputies from the faction “United Russia” has prepared amendments according to which, in particular, the number of observers at the site is reduced to two people.
Also, according to the adopted law, the removal of observers or election Commission members who violated the law during the voting, will be decided in court.
“The courts will operate (on election day),” — said Naryshkin.