Moscow election Committee of the Communist party refused to register the initiative group for the referendum

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nicotinate in photobacteria Mosgorizbirkoma. Archival photoMoscow election Committee of the Communist party refused to register the initiative group for the referendum© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nicotinate the image Bank

The Moscow city election Commission in connection with the CEC decided to deny the Communist party in registration of the initiative group for holding a referendum on the question of the changes in pension legislation, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

«On July 27, 2018, the CEC adopted a conclusion according to which submitted for inclusion on the referendum question does not meet the requirements of part 7 of article 6 of the Federal law «On referendum of the Russian Federation». Consequently, the Moscow city election Commission to register the Moscow city regional subgroup of the initiative group for holding the referendum. It is proposed to adopt a decision to refuse registration», — said the member of the Commission Rome Kuznetsova at the meeting.

The Russian Central election Commission on Friday adopted a resolution, which adopted its opinion on the compliance with the law the wording of the question proposed by the Communist party for submission to a referendum on the pension system.

CEC recognized that the question «do you Agree with the fact that in the Russian Federation, the age of eligibility for appointment of insurance old-age pension must not be increased?» «does not meet the requirements of part 7 of article 6 of the Federal constitutional law «On referendum of the Russian Federation».

The state Duma on July 19 adopted in first reading a government bill on changes in pension legislation, he suggests raising the age of retirement to 65 years for men and 63 years for women. The changes will be phased in 2019. The house approved the basic provisions of the document, from now until September 24, it will collect amendments, which will then be a vote in the second and third readings and consideration in the Federation Council.

The government explained that the proposed changes of pension to non-working pensioners it is planned to increase in 2019 on the average on 1 thousand rubles, and by 2024 it is expected to average retirement of about 20 thousand roubles a month, corresponding to growth of approximately 35% compared with the level in 2018.

President Vladimir Putin said that he does not like any of the proposed options for raising the retirement age, and the Russians «see no good» that will not be able to retire when planned. But it should be based on economic evaluation and if nothing changes, the pension system in the future may burst, said the President. Strap the current retirement age was set back in 1956, when a pensioner had 3.7 V running, and the life expectancy was 67 years, he recalled. Now for every pensioner there are only two employees, and the average life expectancy rose to 73-74 years, explained the President.

No final decision yet, we should listen to all opinions, but does not assess those who have a PR on this topic, concluded Putin.

Now the standard age of retirement in Russia is 60 and 55 years for men and women respectively prescribed by law the retirement age established in the 1930-ies. The question of raising the retirement age has been discussed for quite some time. The need for this is caused by growing life expectancy and the inability to provide a decent pension in circumstances when the number of employees in the country decreases, while the number of pensioners, by contrast, is growing. Today, in most countries the retirement age is 60-65 years.

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