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Deputies are ready to party reform

As always
  Deputies are ready to party reform
As always

Yesterday Vladimir Putin has met leaders of the Duma fractions to discuss the bill of political parties which he intends to bring in the Duma the next two days. Despite the offers stated by deputies on change of some document articles, representatives of all deputy associations have agreed to support the project in the first reading.

Since September when on the instructions of the head of the state the Central Electoral Commission closely was engaged in working out of the bill of political parties, deputies of the lower chamber did not cease to speak about excessive radicalism the future party reform. As for today actually any of existing parties, except the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, has no enough strong and branched out organizational structure. But if for the oldest Russian party under the new law it will be re-registered only other associations for this purpose should fulfil rather serious requirements enough.
besides minimum number necessary for party in 10 thousand persons association should have regional branches more than in half of subjects of federation, and in each of them should be not less than hundred members. Considering that in the Duma work and non-parties fractions, the organisation of so scale association will demand large financial and time expenses. Parties under the project all - taki from the federal budget will be financed However. By the way, the discontent with this point was stated yesterday by the leader of Union of Right Forces Boris Nemtsov who has declared unwillingness as the tax bearer to support to LDPR or communists. However, right are ready to make the corresponding amendment already before the second reading.
in the text there was also article providing special conditions for preservation of party status. So, within five years the party is obliged to put forward regularly candidates on elections of the most different level - from presidential to municipal. According to many deputies, this point is absurd, as assumes continuous participation of parties in elections that will transform their life into one continuous election campaign.
despite initially rigid positions of the bill, to working group (from representatives of the Kremlin, TSIKa and the Dumas) which finished the document, it was possible to compound and to prepare the co-ordinated variant of the law. It was discussed also by participants of a yesterday`s meeting. As the president has noticed, adoption of law will not solve all problems, but can serve a basis, a skeleton for creation of civilised structure of a society . Gennady Seleznev became the only thing who has opposed not only acceptances, but also bill considerations in its present variant. However, it is quite natural: the speaker heads movement Russia to which too should turn to party. But then before its leader there will be a question on an exit from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation to what companion Seleznev does not aspire yet.
offers of other participants of a meeting were not so radical, and they have amicably agreed to issue them in the form of amendments to the second reading. Law discussion in the first reading is planned deputies on second half of January, and leaders of fractions have assured yesterday the president that their colleagues will by all means support the bill.

SJUZANNA - FARIZOVA