Central Election Commission of Russia
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The Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation (Russian: Центральная избирательная комиссия Российской Федерации (Центризбирком)) is the superior power body responsible for conducting federal elections and overseeing local elections in the Russian Federation founded in September 1993. It consists of 15 members. The President of Russia, State Duma and Federation Council of Russia each appoint five members. In turn, these members elect the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and Secretary. The Commission is in power for a four-year term.
On January 30, 2007, amendments to the Russian election legislation, which would allow people without higher education in law to become members of the Central Election Commission (), were passed by the President of Russia.
The CEC of Russia is a member of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials.
- September 1993 - November 14, 1996 - Nikolay Ryabov
- November 14, 1996, - March 24, 1999, - Alexander Ivanchenko
- March 24, 1999, - March 26, 2007, - Alexander Veshnyakov
- since March 26, 2007, - Vladimir Churov
- Центризбирком открыт для опытных неюристов by Syuzanna Farizova, Viktor Khamrayev, Irina Nagornykh. Kommersant, January 20, 2007.
- Ikstens, Jānis and more (October 2001). Party and Campaign Funding in Eastern Europe: A Study of 18 Member Countries of the ACEEEO. International Foundation for Electoral Systems. found at Google Scholar
- (English) Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation website
- (Russian) Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation website
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