Boris Vishnevsky criticizes the law prohibiting deputies from meeting their voters
Press release, 09.02.2017
United Russia deputy Irina Belykh submitted to the State Duma a bill which proposes that the meeting of deputies of all levels (from the municipal to parliamentary level) with voters must be held according to the law on public events.
Boris Vishnevsky, head of YABLOKO’s faction in St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, criticized the bill, which had been passed by the the State Duma deputies in the second and third readings.
“This bill is a gross breach of the concept of separation of powers. Think about it, a deputy, a member of a legislative body, will have to ask the executive branch representatives’ permission for a meeting with voters,” Vishnevsky noted.
“It is obvious that opposition deputies will not get a permission,” he added.
Posted: February 12th, 2017 under YABLOKO Against the Parties of Power.