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The CEC approved two bids for a referendum on retirement age — a candidate for mayor of capital Ilya Sviridov and two individuals. statements comply with the requirements of the law, the Commission decided

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The CEC approved the application of the initiative group created under the leadership of the candidate in mayors of the capital of the “Fair Russia” Ilya Sviridov, a referendum on the retirement age, the correspondent of RBC.

The question was formulated as follows: “for You to the age established by the legislation of the Russian Federation on pension provision as at 1 July 2018, at which there is a right to pension for old age, not changed?”.

In addition, the CEC approved the application, which was filed in Mosoblispolkom two individuals, Semenov and Shirobokov. The proposed question is: “do you Support what is established by the legislation of the Russian Federation on pension provision as at 1 July 2018, the age at which there is a right to a retirement pension cannot be increased”?

Statements comply with the requirements of article 6 of the law “on referendum”, decided by the Commission.

Main scenario: how the government will raise the retirement age


Initially a request to hold a referendum in the Moscow city election Commission in July filed the Communists, however, the CEC rejected the proposed wording of the question, citing its incorrectness. Then the Communist party after a meeting with the leadership of the Central election Commission has made repeated question in the other version.

According to the law “On referendum” the Central election Commission within ten days from the date of notification from the initiative group validates the question to be put to a plebiscite, the requirements of the legislation, and decides whether to agree to the imposition of the issue to a referendum. Then, the regional Commission where the application was filed, registers or rejects it. In one region you can not apply for a referendum on the same subject.

Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Sergei Obukhov believes that the purpose of other action teams was to “setpolarity” application of the Communists. “It spoylerskie work,” he said, Recalling that Sviridov about the initiative to hold a referendum on pensions became known after the first attempt of the Communist party to submit an application to the CEC.

The bill on pension reform was introduced by the government on 16 June. It involves a phased increase in the age of retirement to 65 years for men by 2028 and to 63 years for women in 2034. The bill passed its first reading in the state Duma.

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