The media learned about the request of the CEC to allocate additional 500 million rubles to the polls


The CEC appealed to the President of Russia with a request to allocate additional funds for the conduct of elections in the state Duma, reports “Kommersant”, citing a source in the CEC. According to him, the head of state accepted the argument and instructed the government”. At present the order about allocation of money — which should allow it to “execute all scheduled events” — is the signature of the Chairman of the government, he said.

As reminds the edition, the last part of the CEC, headed by Vladimir Churov, minimum 2015 debated with the Ministry of Finance about the Finance required for the conduct of elections. Then the Commission was requested to allocate 14.7 billion RUB About the same amount (RUB 14.3 billion) were specified in the financial and economic substantiation to the project of the new law on elections of deputies of the state Duma in 2013. Last year, however, elections to the lower house were allocated to RUB 10.4 billion.

After the change of composition of the CEC in March 2016 issue had not been withdrawn, emphasize the sources of Kommersant. In particular, the last part emphasized the need to adequately compensate for the remuneration of members of election commissions. This problem was raised by the head of the CEC, Ella Pamfilova.

“The budget includes funding in the amount of 10.4 billion rubles, 4 billion rubles less than was justified by the CEC in its application,” — says the newspaper’s source. According to him, the requirements to the budget for the elections was changed. Managed to optimize the cost of conducting the Federal campaign. At the present time must be no more than 500 million rubles, says the interlocutor of “Kommersant”, to pay employees commissions.

According to the expert of the movement ‘Golos’ Andrei Buzin, the CEC is “in fact a struggle for their subordinates, because they are not very interested to work.” According to him, the commissioners complain to the observers during the elections, in contrast, work “almost for nothing”: now for the Duma elections Commission members will receive a “1.5–2 thousand rubles., if elections are combined with elections of a different level.