Showing posts with label Duma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Duma. Show all posts

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Communist Party in State Duma calls Putin to recognize Donbass republics

CPRF's Gennady Zyuganov.
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) fraction in the State Duma and its leader Gennady Zyuganov on Wednesday submitted to the Duma a draft message from the lower house to President Vladimir Putin for the recognition of the Donetsk and Lugansk self-proclaimed republics. The draft was uploaded to the State Duma’s electronic database.

As follows from the draft, the Communists want the State Duma to address the head of state "with a request for considering the recognition of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Lugansk People’s Republic as independent and sovereign states."

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Russia: CPRF statement on the election results

In a statement concerning the recent legislative elections, the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) demands the cancellation of the electronic voting results as fraud, a fair and open investigation on each violation case and calls the Russian government to stop the persecution of Party members and supporters!

The full statement of party is the following: 

Monday, September 20, 2021

Russia: Communist Party gets big boost in elections

The Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) is considered the big winner of the 2021 legislative elections despite the victory of Vladimir Putin's governing United Russia party.  
 
Russian authorities have been accused of large-scale vote rigging in the election process over the weekend, while the Kremlin denies the allegations.

With 95.05% of the voting results processed, CPRF gains 19.20% of the votes, while the United Russia party secures 49.63% of the ballots on the party list to the State Duma (lower house of parliament).

Friday, September 17, 2021

Russia Duma elections: Communist Party (CPRF) denounces law violations and censorship

Parliamentary and local elections began on Friday in Russia and will last three days. Voters are electing 450 MPs for the Duma (parliament) in Moscow and a number of cities have introduced electronic voting. 

President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party is expected to win despite the decline of popularity in the last few years. 

In a statement the International Department of the CC of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF) denounces attacks on the party, law violations by the government and censorship by mass media. The full statement is the following:

Monday, July 26, 2021

What does Putin fear? Communist Party candidate banned from running in Duma elections

CPRF's candidate Pavel Grudinin
Almost two months before the parliamentary elections in Russia, the Central Election Commission barred Pavel Grudinin, a candidate of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF), from participating in the vote. 

Grudinin, who won 12% of votes when he challenged Vladimir Putin in the 2018 presidential election, was excluded from a candidate list because the Prosecutor's Office had found he held shares in a foreign company, news agencies reported. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Capitalist Russia: Anti-people pension reform approved by lawmakers in Duma

"So, how is it like living under capitalism?", Lenin asks.
Archive Photo: Billboard in Lugansk.
Do you remember the Soviet Union where the retirement age for men was 60 and for women 55 years? Well, in capitalism's Russia such privileges for the working people cannot exist anymore and the Putin-Medvedev government knows it. 

Russian lawmakers approved on Thursday a hugely unpopular government plan to hike the pension age that has led to protests and a record slump in Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings. A total of 327 lawmakers in the lower house or State Duma, voted in favour of the bill in its first reading, with 102 against.

The anti-people legislation is going to raise the pension age to 65 for men and 63 for women. On the eve of the vote approximately 1,000 people protested against the reform in Moscow while on Thursday hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside the Duma itself.