MOSCOW, may 25. /TASS/. The Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia”, a famous tennis player Marat Safin wrote a statement about the refusal of the mandate.
“Yes, I wrote the application for the surrender of the mandate,” said TASS.
Earlier that Safin wrote a statement about refusing the mandate, announced in the “United Russia”.
In turn, the first Deputy head of the faction “United Russia”, Adalbi Shhagoshev, in a subgroup which included Safin said: “He doubts whether cope with combining parliamentary activities with sport and community”. Shhagoshev added that “this question (about the refusal of the mandate Safina), but the decision is still pending”. According to the parliamentarian, “this, of course, related to the operation mode of the state Duma of the seventh convocation, which requires complete concentration on the work of the Deputy”.
By law, a party has the right to transfer the vacant mandate of any candidate within the regional group of the Federal list, according to which leaving was elected the state Duma Deputy. If within two weeks the party this right is not used, the CEC sends the mandate to the next candidate on the list. In the case of the regional list is exhausted, the mandate is given to another regional group.
Safin was joined in the regional group 16 of the Federal list of “United Russia” (Mari El, Mordovia, Chuvashia, Nizhny Novgorod oblast), headed by Vyacheslav Nikonov. He also was part of the state Duma of the previous convocation.