Source: the CEC has proposed to allocate dopsredstv to the elections of 2018

© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise in fotobanka. Archival photoSource: the CEC has proposed to allocate dopsredstv to the elections of 2018© RIA Novosti / Pavel to Listenpreise the image Bank

The CEC of Russia submitted to the government a proposal to allocate to the presidential elections in 2018 further 1.9 billion rubles for the salaries of members of precinct election commissions, told RIA Novosti source familiar with the situation.

«The CEC has contributed to the government’s proposal, in particular, to increase the Fund of remuneration of members of precinct election commissions. On wages it is proposed to allocate 1.9 billion rubles,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Previously, the Agency Bloomberg, citing two sources familiar with the situation, reported that Russia in the end of 2017 planned additional budget expenditures in the amount of 100 billion rubles, which can be an additional factor in support of President Vladimir Putin in the presidential election. According to sources Bloomberg, these costs were made possible because of increased tax revenues. The Agency also notes that the Finance Ministry is counting on the approval of proposals for additional expenditure by the government and the state Duma before the end of the year. What will these money, Agency sources said.

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