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At preschedule voting expires term

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Parties, which on regional elections could not type the necessary percent of votes to create own fraction, all the same will receive at least one deputy armchair if for them than 5 % of voters have voted more. This mandate it will be to be transferred it is told in the presidential bill which has been approved yesterday by deputies of the State Duma in the first reading. Thereby deputies have extended those norms which have entered one year ago on the federal to regional level. So, after the following elections to Duma appointed for 2011, except the parties which have broken a seven-percentage barrier, two deputy mandates will receive parties which will collect less than 7 %, but more than 6 %, and one mandate, 6 % which have collected less, but more 5 %.

Yesterday deputies have approved one more presidential bill in the second reading, on which the parties having fractions in regional Legislative Assembly, should not collect the signature of voters any more again to participate in elections of this region. Till now on elections of all levels those parties which have fractions in the State Duma use this privilege only. Any of four Duma fractions has not rejected the presidential initiatives expanding representation of so-called small parties which in the country remains only three - Patriots of Russia the Just cause and the Apple . Those have reacted to care sceptically. these are shy short steps in a correct direction - has declared a member of political council of party the Just cause Boris Nadezhdin in which opinion it is necessary to lower simply a barrier on elections of all levels. Would be more correct absolutely to cancel gathering of pre-election signatures for unparliamentary parties, but times our president for any reasons cannot make it yet, thanks it and on it - has declared the party leader the Apple Sergey Mitrokhin.