The CEC will decide on the pension referendum on 27 July with the participation of the Communist party


MOSCOW, July 25. /TASS/. The CEC will invite the initiators of the referendum against increase of a retirement age at the meeting on Friday, July 27, which will decide on the legality of the wording of the referendum question until the draft decision is not. This was reported on Wednesday to journalists by the Secretary of the CEC, Maya Grishina.

“We have a period of review – this week, carefully considering the question. Decided to call the applicants on Friday,” she said, adding that “the draft decision is not.”

The Communists propose to put to a referendum the question “do you Agree that in Russia the age of eligibility for appointment of insurance old-age pension must not be increased?”. Moscow became the first region where there was a meeting of the regional initiative of the subgroup, then the application was filed in the Moscow city election Commission. According to the law the electoral Commission after receiving the application for registration of the sub-group shall send to the CEC the wording of the referendum question, and the office within 10 days to decide whether it meets the requirements of the Federal constitutional law “On referendum of the Russian Federation”. The CEC received a notice on July 19.

Grishina stressed that the competence of the CEC is solely a question of compliance of the wording of the question proposed for the referendum, the legitimacy of the procedure of the last meeting of the initial sub-group verifies the mosgorizbirkoma.

According to her, if necessary, the CEC may consult with the “specialists in social security”.

Of the meeting, the action sub-groups in other regions of the Central election Commission until notified. To apply you need five days prior to the event.

“No notifications on the issue we have,” said Grishin.

She explained that if the CEC acknowledges the wording of the question is not relevant to the law, the initiative group may re-start the procedure by approving the new meeting the new wording.

For the organization of a nationwide referendum is required to hold a meeting of the initial subgroups of no less than 100 people, more than half of subjects of the Russian Federation (i.e. at least 43). After successful registration of the subgroups in 43 regions held a meeting of their commissioners, subsequently, the Commission served a petition for registration of initiative group on referendum. In the case of a positive decision within 45 days of the initiative group must collect at least 2 million signatures, one region may have no more than 50 thousand autographs.

After signature verification the CEC makes a decision on compliance of all necessary procedures, and the President appoints the referendum, announced earlier this year Secretary of the Central electoral Commission of Maya Grishin.

Pension bill

The proposed government bill on changes in the pension system, involving, in particular, increasing the age of retirement for a long transition period to 65 years for men and 63 years for women, passed the first reading in the state Duma on July 19. After approval of a large-scale discussion of the initiative will continue, proposals for revision of the draft law will be collected and subsequently recorded in the form of amendments to the second reading, which will take place in the fall. The deadline for submitting amendments is extended from August 18 to September 24.

Tools that will increase the retirement age, will be directed on increase of incomes of pensioners, assure of the government. The adoption of the document will allow in 2019 to ensure the growth of pensions to pensioners by an average of 1 thousand rubles.

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