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Saturday, February 25, 2017

The head of the Institute has proposed to allow the dead to vote in elections


The Director of the Institute for economic strategies Alexander Ageev spoke with an unusual initiative: it is proposed to give the right to vote to people who died in the Second world war and later.

Alexander Ageev. Photo from his personal website ageev.net

About this idea Ageev said the anti-Crisis forum, held in the walls of Alexander Nevsky Lavra in St. Petersburg.

According to the scientist, the suffrage could give the 27 million victims, according to “Fontanka”.

On the subsequent question, as technically Ageev is the implementation of such a decision, he replied that their relatives could vote for the participants of the action “Immortal regiment” that come with their portraits.

Read, as a reward the Creator of “Immortal regiment”.

However, Ageev suggested not to be restricted to the dead in war: in his view, the right to vote could get dead and the representatives of later generations. Motivation ideas Ageeva was the consideration that the present life is a continuation of the events in which the deceased participated, and therefore, they have the right to affect the current situation.

In addition, such a vote would, according to Ageev, becoming “a point of consolidation of the society”.

Note that, in addition to the leadership Institute, Ageev holds many other positions and has a large number of titles and regalia. So, he is a doctor of economic Sciences, a member of the Union of writers, head of the Department of management of business projects MEPhI, member of Izborsk club, and also a nobleman (the title obtained by the decree of Maria Romanova). At the end of 2015 he idea of Sergei Glazyev ran for the post of chief Director of the Institute of Economics RAS, but not gathered the necessary number of votes.

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