Commissioner for human rights Ella Pamfilova was appointed the new composition of the CEC, believes that the admission of journalists to the polling stations should not be complicated.
So Pamfilova responded to the question RBC to comment on the bill introduced Wednesday in the state Duma deputies from the liberal democratic party to abolish the requirement of compulsory accreditation of journalists before the elections in the regional commissions.
“I, unfortunately, did not have time to review this bill. But if we are talking about accreditation [of journalists in the elections] if it is not bureaucratic, simple, I don’t see anything wrong in this”, — she emphasized
Pamfilova said that she was always interested in elections and in the last presidential election were present at 12 sites.
“However, this needs to be real journalists, not people’, not having to do with this”, she added.
The Ombudsman, who was appointed to the new composition of the CEC by the President and will assume his new responsibilities March 28, said that the elections should be done as open as possible.
On Wednesday deputies Igor Lebedev, Yaroslav Nilov, Vladimir Sysoev and Andrey Svintsov submitted to the state Duma a draft law with a proposal to abolish the requirement of compulsory accreditation of journalists before the elections. The authors of the document suggest to make only obligatory verbal warning the staff of the electoral Commission.