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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Ponomareva deprived of the mandate, despite the lack of a vote in the Duma

Deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation has deprived of the mandate of their colleague, independent Deputy Ilya Ponomarev, in the absence of the plenary. During a discussion in the hall of the 450 deputies were only 123 people, that drew the attention of Dmitry Gudkov, who demanded to suspend the meeting, but received no support from his host Sergei Zheleznyak.

photo: Dmitry Katerinov

To vote in the hall was less than 180 people, and Ponomarev from the faction — “Fair Russia” — only 12.

However, for the deprivation Ponomarev Deputy status voted 413 MPs.

Against three people: Sergei Petrov, Dmitry Gudkov and Ponomarev (for him by proxy voted beeps). Hooters before the vote, quoted the famous phrase of the German pastor niemoller “First they came for the Communists, I remained silent, I’m not a Communist”, but the decision is not affected.

The arguments for the deprivation of the status of Ponomarev’s Deputy has put forward LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky in his words, the politician throughout his career, was preparing Maidan in Russia, and in the beginning of his career in the Institute of problems of safe development of atomic energy was going to blow up nuclear power plants. Applause Zhirinovsky said today that Ponomarev will cease to be a member.

Mikhail Yemelyanov from a just Russia said the satisfaction from deprivation of the status of Ponomarev: “He deserved it”, he said.

After the two speeches the word from the scene was taken by the Deputy from United Russia Valery Yakushev, Ponomarev called “jerk”, but his MIC was soon turned off. Before that, he managed to describe the indignant treatment of the voters to “Vladimir Vladimirovich” about why the deputies did not attend the Duma. Is Sergei Zheleznyak said that “Mr Putin always does everything right”.

Recall that Ponomarev is in exile because opened a criminal case on charges of complicity in embezzlement in SKOLKOVO 750 thousand rubles. In this regard, he was stripped of his parliamentary immunity, although previously in a similar administrative case and paid the required amount. In November 2013, Ponomarev left “Fair Russia” after a long conflict with the management about my involvement in opposition politics.

Read the story Ponomarev about his business.

Shortly before the Duma meeting Ponomarev was posted on Youtube a speech addressed primarily to the “dear colleague”: he thanked them for the years spent together,” noting that he would remember their faces, statements and, most importantly, business.

In particular, he “thanked” the colleagues for what they new law on the absence of a Deputy in the plenary hall was deprived of the mandate only, leaving the status of another member of Parliament, Alexei Mitrofanov. Recall that Ponomarev, and Mitrofanov in Russia criminal cases, however, Mitrofanov presented to the Duma a certificate stating that he was forced to undergo treatment abroad. Ponomarev considers its political, and its deprivation of the mandate — “long-planned revenge for which had to resort to fraud and direct manipulation of documents. “In the end, of the dead, including about the trampled Constitution, bad talk is not accepted,” — said Ponomarev, however, added that “the empty seats in the hall of the Duma not only vote, but also actively write the laws.”

Read how Ponomareva already tried to deprive of the mandate.

The MP promised that not far off a time when seats in the Duma will be filled by other people cannot be called “crooks and thieves”.

Credit policies put the development of laws on innovation, public procurement, reducing the tax burden for technology companies, as well as the fact that he was the Deputy, “who was not afraid to enter the area”.

Apologized Ponomarev for the “law on the protection of children from unlawful information” that instead to introduce self-regulation in the Internet industry, put it, according to him, the beginning of censorship on the Internet.

With regards to his work in the Novosibirsk region, which, as assured the Deputy, continued in his forced absence in the country, Ponomarev has noticed that his Desk had sent requests per week more than the average MP for the entire duration of their work. He assured that he will continue to be open for cases of Novosibirsk continue and recalled that in his 45 helpers struck an “unprecedented repression”: 9 people not voluntarily left the country, was initiated 20 criminal cases, three (including Leonid Razvozzhayev) has been in prison.

Ponomarev also said that he was ashamed of his status as member of Parliament of the aggressor, “fanning international tensions” (recall that Ponomarev was the only member of Duma who voted against the annexation of Crimea). He said that his main task in the coming years is to make “this shameful page of our history in the past, and to compensate for the damage that Russia has caused Ukraine. “Russia will be free and prosperous, truly fair, and I will definitely be back. Don’t say goodbye”, — concluded the politician.

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