The State Duma at a plenary meeting on February 17 approved the candidacies of five members of the Central Election Commission. Representatives of parliamentary factions became members of the CEC.
Konstantin Mazurevsky (United Russia), Yevgeny Kolyushin (Communist Party of the Russian Federation), Alexander Kurdyumov (LDPR), Nikolai Levichev (A Just Russia) and Anton Lopatin (nominated by a group of State Duma deputies) became members of the Central Election Commission.
All of them are well-known and respected experts in the field of electoral law, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
“Let us wish them one thing – to be guided by the law and only by the law of our country. Good luck in this difficult field of the Central Election Commission. Thank you!” – said the chairman of the State Duma.
According to the legislation, the State Duma approves five out of 15 members of the Central Election Commission on proposals from factions and parliamentarians. Another five are appointed by the President and the Federation Council.