Medvedev ruled out the possibility of a tenfold increase of salaries and pensions


In today’s Russia, wages and pensions to increase several times impossible and it is necessary to speak honestly in the election campaign, said the Chairman of the party “United Russia” and the head of the government Dmitry Medvedev.

“The truth is the best weapon in the competitive struggle during the election campaign. Let’s be honest: who would today neither was in power, he will not be able to increase the salary five times or pension to increase by several times, unless of course he doesn’t want to drain the whole country, to bankrupt the state and destroy the budget,” Medvedev said at a meeting with activists of “United Russia” in Ekaterinburg (quoted by “Interfax”).

The head of government warned the “party comrades” from trying to promise voters “mountains of gold”. In his words, United Russia needs to promise the Russians the truth, to offer only such solutions that we can do that we have money.”

Elections to the State Duma of the seventh convocation will be held on 18 September 2016. They will be elected 450 deputies 225 — on party lists, the same in single — mandate constituencies.

14 political parties can participate in elections without collection of signatures of voters, “United Russia”, KPRF, LDPR, just Russia, Yabloko, PARNAS, “Right sang, “Patriots of Russia”, “Civic platform”, “Communists of Russia”, the Russian party of pensioners for justice, “homeland”, “Green” and “Civil force”. 61 political party can register its candidates under the condition of collection of voters ‘ signatures — 200 thousand for the party and not less than 3% of the total population of the County for single-seat districts.

The head of the Central election Commission Ella Pamfilova said that the pre-election congresses spent all the 24 parties that have previously notified the Central election Commission on the intention to participate in elections.