MOSCOW, 8 Aug. /TASS/. The regional initiative group of the Communist party filed to the Moscow city election Commission the application for registration to conduct a nationwide pension referendum. This was announced on Wednesday, the TASS member of Mothersurname Dmitry Reut.
On August 7 meeting the group approved the new wording of the question proposed to be put to a nationwide referendum on raising the retirement age. It reads: “do you Agree that the laws of the Russian Federation on pension provision as at 1 June 2018, the age, the achievement of which gives the right to the appointment of insurance old-age pension (for men – 60, women – 55 years), must not be increased?”.
“The regional initiative group of the Communist party filed to the Moscow city election Commission a petition,” said Reut.
There were three meetings of the Moscow initiative group of the Communist party. The first was 5 July, but because of the legalities it was decided to hold it again. The second meeting took place on 16 July, the CEC considered that it approved the wording of the question allows for multiple interpretations and may lead people astray, and the Moscow city election Commission refused to register groups on the basis of this conclusion.
The referendum question, which group members voted for the third time, was developed in consultation with the CEC Chairperson Ella Pamfilova, who proposed the Communist party help with the wording.