Former party leader Igor Zotov resigned and left the party, after discussion of candidates, the Council of elders of the party and the regional Council supported the appointment of a member of the legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Artha.
MOSCOW, 26 Dec. “The Russian party of pensioners for justice” was headed by the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Artyukh. This was decided at a party Congress on Saturday, the correspondent.
Earlier it became known that the former party leader Igor Zotov resigned and left the party.
“We have discussed various candidates yesterday were offered three candidates — the Deputy Chairman of the party of Eugene Artha, Anatoly Akulov, Andrei Shirokov, as a result of discussions, the Bureau endorsed only one candidate — Artha. Was convened a Council of elders of the party and the regional Council, almost all support it”, — said at the briefing the Chairman of the Central Council of the party Vladimir Burakov.
Artyukh since October 2006 and is a member of the legislative Assembly of the Sverdlovsk region. In March 2010 he became a member of the regional Duma Committee on legislation, public safety and local government, the Chairman of the Commission of the legislative Assembly on the preliminary preparation of materials for consideration at the meeting of the regional Duma of candidacies for judges. Being a Deputy he participated in the development and training of more than 50 bills, including social orientation.
Burakov told reporters that the party plans to move 5% barrier in the Duma elections of 2016. “The batch status with the Federal license requires us to mobilize, today held a Congress, it is for us very important. Previously, we gained 3% of votes, according to research centers in this year we can score 3,8% — we will strive to pass the 5% threshold”, — he said.
He said that the party positions itself as center-left and focused on older people, working with onf with warping of the Fund. Burakov stressed that Artyukh is a member of the headquarters of the popular front in the Sverdlovsk region.
“We were offered to create a coalition of representatives from “Civil force” and “Union of women” — we could adopt, but they represent a special social group,” added Burakov, commenting on proposals of coalitions.
“The Russian party of pensioners for justice” is a socially conservative political party established on 29 November 1997, restored in 2012, and under the guidance Zotov officially registered by Ministry of justice. At the present time is one of 14 parties, has the right, without collecting signatures to participate in elections of the state Duma as on party lists and in single-mandate constituencies.
Elections of deputies of the state Duma of the seventh convocation will be held September 18, 2016 in a single day of voting. Elections will be held under a mixed electoral system: of the 450 deputies of the 225 will be elected from party lists under a single Federal district (proportional system), and 225 — in single member constituencies (majoritarian system). For hit in the Duma by the proportional system, parties need to overcome the 5 % barrier, and the candidates in the constituencies by a simple majority. First, a mixed system was applied in the elections of 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2003.