Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation

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Central Election Commission
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Agency overview
Formed 1993
Headquarters Moscow
Employees 15
Agency executive
Website CIKRF.ru
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Former logo of the Central Election Commission

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 ([1]), were passed by the President of Russia.[1]

International Cooperation[edit]

The CEC of Russia is a member of the Association of Central and Eastern European Election Officials.[2]


Name Term of office
Nikolay Ryabov September 1993 - November 14, 1996
Alexander Ivanchenko November 14, 1996 - March 24, 1999
Alexander Veshnyakov March 24, 1999 - March 26, 2007
Vladimir Churov March 26, 2007 - March 27, 2016
Ella Pamfilova since March 28, 2016


The composition of the Central Election Commission, as of May 2017.

Name Appointed by
Ella Pamfilova President
Alexander Kinyov President
Vasily Likhachyov President
Yevgeny Shevchenko President
Boris Ebzeyev President
Nikolai Levichev State Duma
Yevgeny Kolyushin State Duma
Sergey Sirotkin State Duma
Valery Kryukov State Duma
Valery Galchenko State Duma
Anton Lopatin Federation Counsil
Mayya Grishina Federation Counsil
Siyabshakh Shapiyev Federation Counsil
Alexander Klyukin Federation Counsil
Nikolay Bulayev Federation Counsil


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Центризбирком открыт для опытных неюристов by Syuzanna Farizova, Viktor Khamrayev, Irina Nagornykh. Kommersant, January 20, 2007.
  2. ^ 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

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Coordinates: 55°45′27″N 37°37′35″E / 55.75750°N 37.62639°E / 55.75750; 37.62639