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United Russia seeks to keep stable majority in State Duma

November 03, 2011, 16:17 UTC+3
“The support, which the voters will give to us, will keep the numerical strength that we have now, and certainly this will be very good as well,” Neverov said
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MOSCOW, November 3 (Itar-Tass) —— The United Russia Party is seeking to keep “a stable majority” in the 6th State Duma, secretary of the United Russia General Council presidium Sergei Neverov said in an online interview with the Internet edition Gazeta.ru on Thursday.

“Many people ask the question whether you are going to keep a constitutional majority or a simple majority. It is important for us today to gain a stable majority to realize promising plans for development and those proposals that our citizens made for a five-year term of the State Duma,” he said.

Neverov recalled that the State Duma needs a simple majority of 226 votes to approve the bills expect for constitutional bills. “Therefore, it is very important for us to gain a stable majority that will be quite enough for taking decisions on all initiatives, which were made for the next five years. This points to the fact that 250-270 votes are needed and this is a stable majority,” Neverov elaborated. “The support, which the voters will give to us, will keep the numerical strength that we have now, and certainly this will be very good as well,” he pointed out.

Neverov noted that the party is working actively in the regions and can hope for understanding and support of voters. He recalled that along with the elections to the State Duma the elections will be held in 27 legislative regional assemblies. “As for municipal elections, another 16,000 municipal deputies and more than 700 municipal chiefs will be elected. Certainly this is all our active members, which works directly in the election campaign now,” the politician said.

“We are seeking the goal to hold the highest number of meetings with our citizens, dwell on the program, which we are implementing, and those initiatives, which were approved together with our citizens, because this was people who introduced these initiatives in the program. Certainly we hope for this support,” Neverov concluded.

 

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