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Mironov doubts presidential candidates will sign a social contract

February 22, 2012, 15:49 UTC+3
Leader of the Just Russia and a presidential candidate Sergei Mironov doubts the presidential candidates will sign a social contract before March 4
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MOSCOW, February 22 (Itar-Tass) —— Leader of the Just Russia and a presidential candidate Sergei Mironov doubts the presidential candidates will sign a social contract before March 4.

“It is not too late yet to sign a contract like that,” he said. “But I am less and less sure that any document guaranteeing honest elections will be signed.”

Mironov confirmed his position, which he voiced on February 20 at a meeting at the Ministry of Emergency Situations, that he is ready to sign the contract only if it is designed and signed by the League of Voters. Mironov said that he was the only presidential candidate, who came to that meeting and who offered addendums to the document of that kind.

“I initiated four addendums, but they were not considered,” he said regretfully.

He said that among other initiatives he insists on fixing web cameras on calculation of the vote process after the polling stations are closed, on filling in the ballots interactively, on considering only initial protocols during the calculations.

“It is evident, nobody is inclined to follow reasonable ideas, and good intentions from Putin’s headquarters are useless papers,” A Just Russia’s leader said.

On February 20, participants in a meeting at EMERCOM discussed two drafts of the social contract to be signed by the presidential candidates. One of them was presented by political scientist Sergei Kurginyan, the other one – by the League of Voters. Upon the results of the discussion it was decided to draft a text, which should be presented to the presidential candidates. The work was planned to be completed on that day, after that the text should have been forwarded to the candidates for revision. But on Tuesday, the representatives of the League of Voters disclaimed the earlier information that the text is ready.

 

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