Yesyakov to compete with CPRF’s Kamnev, “A Just Russia” Kolomytseva in Duma district 146
Penza, 27 June 2016. PenzaNews. The State Duma deputy for the United Russia party faction Sergei Yesyakov has been approved as the party candidate in the State Duma election for the Penza single-mandate election district No. 146, according to the decision at the 15th party convention on Monday, June 27.
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He will be competing against the Penza Communists leader Georgy Kamnev and “A Just Russia” party member Lyudmila Kolomytseva, who were approved to compete for the election district votes on their respective party conventions on June 25 and June 27.
In addition, the United Russia convention formed party candidate rosters for regional groups at the State Duma election.
In particular, the list for the election group No. 15 (Volgograd, Saratov, Penza and Tambov regions) was headed by Vyacheslav Volodin, first assistant head of the Presidential administration.
The list of 18 persons also features several representatives of the Penza region – APF regional headquarters head Anna Kuznetsova (No. 5), “Petrovsky” production plant assistant head Ivan Filyurin (No. 8), Federation Council member Victor Kondrashkin (No. 12), and Legislative Assembly deputy Lyudmila Glukhova (no. 16).
Moreover, the United Russia delegates also approved a five-year election programs, which included amendments by Penza members, according to the message published on the party’s regional website.
However, the newspiece has no mentions on any representatives for the United Russia in the Lermontov election district No. 147, where the Communist Alexei Petrov and “A Just Russia” member Leonid Levin will be competing.
As PenzaNews reported earlier, the election to the State Duma of the 7th convocation will take place at the unified voting day of September 18, in accordance with the presidential decree signed on June 17.
The election will be conducted in a mixed form: out of the 450 deputies, 225 will be elected through party lists in unified federal districts (under a proportionary system), while 225 more will be elected for single-mandate regions (under a majoritary system).
The political parties that intend to get representation in the State Duma must surpass a 5% threshold, while their candidates in the region must receive a relative majority of the vote.
Previously, the mixed State Duma election system was used in 1993, 1995, 1999 and 2003. However, starting from 2007, the voters were asked to vote for party lists only.