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Platonov: Unify the number of deputies in regional parliaments possible "

December 23 2009

Considers the very real possibility unifitsikatsii number of deputies in regional parliaments Moscow City Duma Chairman Vladimir Platonov, speaking at a meeting held today in Moscow a round table in Moscow on improving Russia's political system.

In his address to the Federal Assembly, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to introduce the single criterion for determining the number of members of legislative bodies of the Federation. Arguing on this topic, Vladimir Platonov said that the law on how much must be members in Moscow City Council does not yet exist, but speculation on this subject are already active.

According to Platonov, standardize the number of deputies in regional parliaments possible. However, when addressing this issue must take into account population density in the regions, as well as a number of other indicators.

However, the chairman of the Moscow City Council expressed the hope that will still be given the opportunity to the subjects of the Federation to address the issue of regional parliaments.

He also touched upon the formation of factions in the regional parliaments. In his view, to create a faction to at least two people.

Vladimir Platonov said that by the end of January in Moscow City Council will establish an advisory board comprising representatives of parties that have not been in the city parliament.

He believed that elections should be held as the majority system, and on party lists. In this case, Platonov said that with the abolition of the threshold of voter turnout of votes at polling stations has increased.

Recall that participants in the meeting discussing the proposals on strengthening democracy and improving democratic institutions, formulated by President Dmitri Medvedev of Russia in his address to the Federal Assembly on 12 November 2009.

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