MOSCOW, September 28. / TASS /. The Central Election Commission of Russia received a statement on the refusal of mandates of State Duma deputies from more than 60 elected representatives of United Russia, including Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, heads of subjects. This was reported to TASS on Tuesday by a source in the party.
“The CEC received applications from more than 60 elected deputies from United Russia,” said the agency’s interlocutor.
According to him, the commission included the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov, the head of the Ministry of Defense Sergei Shoigu and the heads of the subjects that are included in the regional groups in the party list of United Russia.
According to the vacant mandate, in case of refusal from it, the bill is transferred to the next list. In turn, refusal in case of refusal of the winning candidate from the federal part of the list of parties has the right to propose a registered candidate from another regional group of candidates.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Monday that the leaders of the United Russia electoral list will be the leaders of specialized commissions in party work. Shoigu, who before the elections came up with the initiative to build new cities in Siberia – on the development of the East Siberian region, Lavrov – on international cooperation and support of compatriots abroad, the head of the Sirius center Elena Shmeleva – by education and science, the head physician of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko – on health care. Children’s Ombudsman Anna Kuznetsova will lead the commission for the protection of motherhood, childhood and family support, as well as “directly coordinate all directions directly in the State Duma,” Putin said.
Elections to the State Duma of the eighth convocation were held in the Russian Federation from 17 to 19 September. The lower house of Russia is elected for five years according to a mixed system: 225 deputies – according to party lists, 225 – in single-mandate constituencies.
In total, taking into account the party lists and single-mandate constituencies, “United Russia” received 324 mandates, the Communist Party of the Russian Federation – 57, “Fair Russia – Patriots – For the Truth” – 27, LDPR – 21, “New People” – 13, “Rodina”, “Civil platform “, Party of Growth – one mandate each, five mandates were received by self-nominated candidates.