here and now (1999) 08/12/1999
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After the resignation of the head of the cabinet, the president of the Russian Federation nominated Vladimir Putin for the post of prime minister, with which he addressed the lower house of parliament.
Before that, Boris Yeltsin officially appointed the date of the next election of deputies to the State Duma.
Alexander Veshnyakov talks about the relationship of two phenomena.
Indicates the legal consequences that can occur in the event of the non-acceptance of Putin's candidacy by the State Duma of the Russian Federation.
Alexander Veshnyakov points out changes in the new federal law on elections.
In particular, under the new law, each of the candidates, for the first time, will be required to provide the election commission with a copy of the income declaration, information about the property, the availability of citizenship of another country, etc.
Indicates the problems that his agency faces when nominating candidates in single-mandate constituencies.
The situation in the Caucasus is being discussed.
Alexander Veshnyakov assumes that elections will not take place in Chechnya at all.
Explains the meaning of "pre-election promotion": what this term includes, what sanctions entail non-observance of the terms of campaigning.
PersonnelVeshnyakov Alexander - Chairman of the Central Election Commission.