The supervisor advised the new composition of the CEC to revise the method of accounting of airtime for parties

The supervisor advised the new composition of the CEC to revise the method of accounting of airtime for parties


MOSCOW, March 16. The new composition of the Central election Commission of the Russian Federation should revise the methodology for calculating free air time, public television and radio stations provide parliamentary parties. This opinion was expressed by Chairman of the CEC Vladimir Churov.

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The CEC approves the monthly results given the amount of airtime spent to cover the activities of the parliamentary parties (United Russia, CPRF, LDPR and “Fair Russia”) in obsherossiiskii and regional television and radio programs. According to the Chairman of the CEC Leonid Ivlev, the current composition of the Commission does this already in 70-th time. While traditionally the CEC States that the party received the air equally, the difference is usually not more than a few seconds. The CEC considers separately time on all national channels and regional channels.

CEC member Yevgeny Kolyushin, representing the Communist party, declared that “no real control over airtime, which is allocated to the parliamentary parties, the CEC was not.” The CEC is simply a translator, relying on the credibility of VGTRK”, – he said. According to Koloshina, it is necessary to consider separately the data on different channels.

The Communist was supported by the head of the Central election Commission. “I have always asked to separately count the time…I think the new CEC should carefully consider how to conduct monitoring separately for the channels Russia-1 and Russia-24 and separated by genres: interview, information, news,” – said Churov.

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CEC member Boris Safarov, in turn, had been proposed to abandon the practice of providing the parties free of the ether, arguing that the increase in the number of parties. The supervisor in response to this observation recalled that at the meetings of the CEC not discussed the legislation.

The supervisor will not be included in the new composition of the CEC, which will start on March 28. Also don’t go for the new term his Deputy Stanislav Vavilov and Leonid Ivlev, Secretary Nikolai Konkin. Members of the CEC Boris Safarov and Eugene Kolyushin retained their seats on the Commission. The new members will include Commissioner for human rights in Russia Ella Pamfilova, deputies of the state Duma Nikolay Levichev, Valery Galchenko, a member of the Federation Council Nikolay Bulaev.