ST. PETERSBURG, March 1. State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin will participate in the preliminary party elections (primaries) of the “United Russia” in the Kingisepp district of the Leningrad region. Relevant documents the speaker filed March 1 at the party’s regional Department, reports correspondent..
“The list of required documents available, the nomination was held,” said Naryshkin representative of the Commission for reception of documents and handed over the certificate of registration.
“I registered as a candidate for participation in preliminary voting by selection of candidates for elections to the State Duma. In a month I plan to participate in debates and to meet with voters,” said Naryshkin reporters.
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He said he intends to listen to the arguments of opponents during the debate, which will be held in the framework of the primaries. “I, participating in the debate, not going to cry and especially to make trouble. And also, let’s be my opponents. But ready to hear and accept the rational arguments of opponents, not idle chatter. Dispute, and the more scandal, finds problem-solving, and this problem zabaltyvaet. People need to hear concrete solutions and clear proposals,” – said Naryshkin, answering the question.
The speaker also noted that during the primaries “the party will take into account the opinion of the voters and make the key findings, including, in the formation of the programme of action”. “Common issues must form a common agenda, and that common unifying national agenda, thus, is formed not in closed rooms and in open dialogue of society and authority”, he said.
Naryshkin called the idea of implementing early voting “a significant step forward in party construction and the entire political system of the country.” “In fact, a new institution of parliamentary democracy, and our voters have the opportunity to directly influence the personnel decision on the eve of elections of deputies of the State Duma”, – said the speaker, expressing hope that the residents of the Leningrad region this opportunity will surely take advantage of.
The nomination for the primaries
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February 15 at “an United Russia” has started the nomination to participate in the primaries (the primaries) for the selection of candidates for elections to the state Duma. Till April 15, must have completed the registration process of participants. In the list of necessary documents for registration of the party primaries include: application, copy of passport, copy of certificate of education, certificate of employment, certificate of no criminal record, photographs. Within five days after delivery of the documents, the regional Committee shall render a decision on registration or refusal to register. If the potential party is denied registration, he has five days to appeal to the Federal organizing Committee.
The primaries will be held across the country on may 22. They will be secret and rating. This means that each voter can vote for one candidate, but for multiple in each list. The party leadership hopes that this will help to identify opinion leaders. Directly on the eve of the primaries, the candidates will meet with voters and other campaign events and participation in them is mandatory. For the preliminary voting was created by the Federal organizing Committee, as well as regional 85, which included the head of the regional Executive Committee of “United Russia”. About a third of their members – representatives of public associations, mass media, leaders of public opinion.
The primaries of the party “United Russia”. Dossier