Posted 8 октября 2021, 15:25

Published 8 октября 2021, 15:25

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Presidential elections in 2024 will be the most expensive in the history of the Russian Federation

8 октября 2021, 15:25
The costs of the CEC in 2023 will grow by 13.42 billion rubles - that is, by 56% compared to the budget planned. The additional appropriation will be related to the costs of preparing and holding the presidential elections in 2024.

Last year, the authorities reserved 19.8 billion rubles for this purpose, that is, the total cost of electing the head of state will amount to 33 billion rubles. This means that the presidential elections in 2024 will be the most expensive in the entire history of the country. For example, in 2018 a little more than 14 billion rubles were spent on this (although 17.7 billion rubles were pledged), in 2012 - 10.37 billion rubles, in 2008 - 4.93 billion rubles, and in 2004 -m - 2.56 billion rubles, according to RBC.

Note that in total, 37 billion rubles were allocated for the expenses of the CEC in 2023 - 4 billion, and they will go, in fact, to the CEC itself. Experts point out that, most likely, part of the funds will go to the GAS Vybory program, for which the CEC is fighting. But the department itself previously denied that online voting cost 6 billion rubles, saying that there were no such expenses at all.

It's worth reminding that ensuring the work of the president, government, two chambers of parliament, the CEC and other authorities will require about one and a half trillion rubles and the federal budget in the period from 2022 to 2024.