President of RAS can elect half of the votes

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The law on the Russian Academy of Sciences may modify that election by the President of the organization the candidate will need to score 2/3 of the votes, and the other half, said to journalists on Wednesday, the acting President of the RAS Valery Kozlov.

«You know the rule of law, that the President-elect must have at least 2/3 votes of the voting… Vladimir Vladimirovich gave, as I imagine the results of our discussion, the order this rule change to make 50%», — he said at a press conference devoted to results of meeting of President Vladimir Putin with academics.

It is estimated Kozlov, the election to be held on September 26, will be «about five or six» candidates.

Kozlov added that the meeting also discussed the legal status of the RAS — stated about the status of the Academy as a Federal state budgetary institution «narrows» its capabilities. Other details are not announced yet.

First, after starting in 2013, the reform of the RAS elections of the President of the Academy of Sciences was originally supposed to go through March 22 this year at its General meeting. Candidates were registered by the then head of the RAS Vladimir Fortov, Chairman of the Board of the Russian Foundation for basic research Vladislav Panchenko, the Director of the Institute of molecular biology Engelgard Alexander Makarov.

The twentieth of March at a General meeting of the RAS they all withdrew their candidacy. This decision, as stated, was made in order to give the opportunity to modify the rules governing the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Statute of the Academy of Sciences. Elections it was decided to move in the fall.

A week later, March 27, expired powers Fortov as President of the Academy of Sciences. By order of the government of the Russian Federation acting head of the RAS was appointed Valery Kozlov.

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