MOSCOW, 6 February. First Vice-speaker of the state Duma Alexander Zhukov said that it plans to participate in the primaries of “United Russia” and in the case of success in the elections to the lower house of Parliament, which will take place in September 2016.
“Yes, I am planning to participate in the primaries of “United Russia”, – Zhukov told, answering an appropriate question. “You know that the outcome of the primaries will be formed a list to vote in elections, so, if early voting is successful, I hope to participate in the elections the candidate from “United Russia,” he confirmed.
Earlier about intention to run for the state Duma were declared by the speaker Sergei Naryshkin.
The Congress of United Russia: the race has begun with the report of the Federal government
On February 6 ENEA will continue the first phase of the pre-election Congress of United Russia. The key issue of the second day of the party forum will be the approval of the regulations on the primaries (the primaries for the selection of candidates for elections).
It is assumed that the primaries will be held across the country on may 22 (Sunday), and it will be opened 20 thousand polling stations. The primaries will be a secret and rated, i.e. each voter can vote for one candidate, but for multiple in each list.
Directly on the eve of the primaries in March-April and candidates will meet with voters and other campaign events. Victory in the primaries will be a mandatory condition for inclusion of a candidate in the election list of “United Russia”, an exception will be made only for the governors.
Elections of the state Duma of the seventh convocation will be held on 18 September, for the first time in many years they will be conducted under a mixed system: half of deputies – 225 – will be elected on party lists and half in single-mandate constituencies.
Congress Of “United Russia”. Text translation