MOSCOW, January 13 (Itar-Tass) —— The LDPR faction is planning to take some efforts to change the information policy in the country and will keep working on the issue of inter-ethnic relations during a spring session of the State Duma, which opened on Friday. United Russia intends to reform the housing and public utilities sector and amend the law on state purchases. Some changes in the Russian political system will become an important issue for them and the Communists.
During a traditional morning press briefing a correspondent of a television channel asked the LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky about the plans of his faction for the spring session. At first the politician got indignant that the question was asked with some delay, but then stated that several television channels “are cheating people.” He also levelled a harsh criticism on several television shows. “During all New Year holidays people are drinking on all television channels, all actors are drinking in all movies. All are drinking and killing. All movies are about the same things,” Zhirinovsky elaborated. “Therefore, the priority is to change the information policy in our country,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, the LDPR is planning to hold a referendum and seek for some amendments in the Constitution, “where all will be said about the Russian people and establishing a compulsory order and another political system.”
For his part, the State Duma vice-speaker and the head of the United Russia faction, Andrei Vorobyev, noted that “the laws for direct gubernatorial elections and an easier party registration will be enacted soon, during a spring session in January-February.” He also pledged that “future measures will not be limited with these laws, the political competition will be maintained by other political decisions in the future.”
United Russia will also work for the support of business, the vice-speaker said. “There is a problem of the 94th law (the law on state purchases – Itar-Tass), which raised some concerns. We will amend this law. The issue of the housing and public utilities sector, the struggle against corruption, infrastructure projects, social tasks make an integral part of our program, which we had discussed with our voters,” he concluded.
The CPRF leader Gennady Zyuganov told reporters that on Friday he will also present “two bills, which are seeking to improve our political system.”