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Sergei Ivanenko, Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction

Sergei Ivanenko thinks that the law УOn Guarantees for the President of the RFФbelies common sense

RBC, November 29, 2000

RBC, November 29, 2000, Moscow 13:48:44.

The First Deputy Head of the Yabloko faction in the State Duma Sergei Ivanenko thinks that the draft law on guarantees for the President of the RF, considered by the lower chamber of the parliament today belies common sense, as it grants the ex-President more guarantees than the present President of the RF.

This statement was made by Ivanenko at a press conference in Moscow today. УYabloko thinks that the draft law in the variant submitted to the Duma should not be adopted, as it exempts ex-Presidents from breaches of the law,Фsaid Ivanenko.

At the same time, in his opinion, such a law should exist. УRespect for the President is a sign of respect for his electorate,Ф stressed Ivanenko. In his view, the procedure for starting criminal proceedings against a former President can be more complicated than with respect to ordinary citizens.

However, this does not imply that it should not exist at all, as Уin our country all citizens are equal before the lawФ.

RBC, November 29, 2000