Nov 8, 2021
0 0

Candidates who changed their surnames were offered to restrict the right to participate in elections

In Russia, it was proposed to restrict the right to participate in elections of citizens who had recently changed their surnames. This initiative was made by the director of the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Politics, Anton Orlov, reports RT.

Orlov sent a letter about this to the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, noting that this measure would prevent the participation of duplicate candidates nominated by unscrupulous political forces in the electoral process. The political scientist in his address recalled the experience of the recent parliamentary elections.

In this regard, Orlov proposed not to admit to the elections those who changed their names during the year preceding voting day. An exception will be cases when the change of surname occurred as a result of marriage registration.

In turn, State Duma Deputy Yevgeny Fedorov, commenting on this proposal in an interview with RT, pointed to the restriction of human rights.

“Including the so-called passive electoral right prescribed in the Constitution. And the limitation of such a right is possible only on the grounds prescribed in the Constitution. The change of surname is not spelled out in the Constitution. It’s impossible, ”he explained.

Let us remind you that this year, at the elections to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, the regional leader of Yabloko had several doubles at once. The candidates went to the polls with the same surname and first name, moreover, they copied the hairstyle and beard of the deputy Boris Vishnevsky.

Article Categories:

Leave a Reply