Georgy Kamnev: CPRF State Duma election candidates set for win
Penza, 29 June 2016. PenzaNews. The CPRF candidates for the State Duma election approved by the 16th extraordinary Communist Party convention are set for winning the vote, announced Georgy Kamnev, first secretary of the Regional Committee of the Communist Party, deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region, who will be taking part in the election campaign for the single-mandate district No. 146.
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“CPRF chose its candidates for all 225 single-mandate election districts. This means that CPRF candidates will be fighting for votes in every election district. […] Our intentions are not focused on good performance per se. We are setting our claims on fighting for the victory,” the leader of the Penza Communists said during his meeting with the journalists held at the PenzaNews press center on Wednesday, June 29.
He expressed his belief that the CPRF election program is the best of them all, and the voters will give it their due after studying it.
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.
The election campaign in the Penza region election district No. 146 will pit together Sergei Yesyakov (United Russia), Georgy Kamnev (CPRF), Lyudmila Kolomytseva (“A Just Russia”), and Pavel Kulikov (LDPR). At the same time, the competitors in the election district No. 147 are Alexei Petrov (CPRF), Leonid Levin (“A Just Russia”), and Alexander Vasilyev (CPRF); the United Russia decided to not choose its candidate for the latter election district.