MOSCOW, March 3. The Kremlin has not yet spoken about a possible successor to Ella Pamfilova at the post of the Ombudsman following her resignation to the CEC. In conversation with journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov explained that the appointment of the CEC under the presidential quota Pamfilova will leave the post of the Commissioner for human rights – “apparently, in the nearest time”.
“While I do not know about it,” he said in answer to the question whether there is already some candidates for the post of Ombudsman. Peskov did not say whether the Kremlin offer the very Pamfilova for the post of head of the CEC.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has formed a five members of the CEC, it did not include the current head of the CEC Vladimir Churov, but there Commissioner for human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova. This was reported earlier, the press service of the Kremlin with reference to the decree of the head of state. Members of the CEC appointed a Commissioner for human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova, a current member of the CEC Boris Ebzeev, the Deputy of the state Duma from the CPRF Vasily Likhachev, Deputy head of the Federal Antimonopoly service Alexander Kinev, the representative “Patriots of Russia” in the CEC Evgeny Shevchenko.
The Central election Commission of the Russian Federation is formed for a period of 5 years, consisting of 15 people, 5 of whom shall be approved by the state Duma, 5 – the Federation Council, and the remaining 5 – the President of the Russian Federation. The powers of the current members of the CEC expires March 27.