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Russian lawmaker says no need for early parliamentary election at present

March 27, 2014, 17:10 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Sergei Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia party said Thursday morning that the possibility of an early election should not be ruled out in the context of Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation
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Sergei Mironov

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MOSCOW, March 27. /ITAR-TASS/. There’s no need for holding an early election to the State Duma right now but the very idea of an early election can be discussed, Nikolai Bulayev, first deputy chief of the United Russia party parliamentary faction told reporters Thursday.

Sergei Mironov, the leader of A Just Russia party said Thursday morning that the possibility of an early election should not be ruled out in the context of Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation.

“I don’t think the accession of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol in Russia could offer a major reason for calling an early election to the Duma,” Bulayev said in a comment on Mironov’s opinion. “The Russian Constitution spells out a limited enough number of cases where an early election to the Duma should be held.”

He recalled that the Duma would be elected for a four-year term previously.

“As the four years (since the previous election) end in 1915, a mechanism of early voting might be discussed,” Bulayev said. “We should see how the constitutional mechanism should work so as to produce legitimate results.”

“The idea as such is not at all a novelty but there’s no acute need for it,” he said.

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