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    February 4, 2016

    Duma Asked To "Abandon Presidential, Parliamentary Elections When Under Sanctions"

    Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
    4th February, 2016

    The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Institute for the analysis of political infrastructure, Evgeny Tunik, sent an appeal to state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, which proposes to amend the Constitution and cancel the elections of Parliament and the President in a time of economic pressure from the West, which, in his opinion, seeks to change the power in Russia. The Duma elections will be held in September 2016, President in 2018.

    "I appeal to you as Chairman of the State Duma with the right of legislative initiative, asking them to immediately consider amendments to the Constitution that will protect Russia from a foreign inspired change of government and subsequent disintegration",— quotes "RIA Novosti" from an excerpt of the letter in circulation in the name of Mr. Naryshkin. According to the analyst, the essence of the amendments is that in case of the introduction into the country of a military or state of emergency or economic crisis, the powers of the President and the state Duma shall be extended by six months after the termination of the special position or mode.
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