Every fifth candidate for the State Duma turned out to be a "poverty-struck"

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Every fifth candidate for the State Duma turned out to be a "poverty-struck"
Every fifth candidate for the State Duma turned out to be a "poverty-struck"
4 August 2021, 12:52Politics
Every fifth candidate registered in the upcoming September elections to the State Duma showed zero annual income at the end of 2020 in the tax return.

Out of about three thousand registered candidates, 558 applicants turned out to be "beggars", found out "Dozhd" on the basis of the analysis of the published data of the CEC.

Most of the "beggars" go to the elections from the " Communists of Russia" . Of the 394 nominated candidates, 165 people did not earn a ruble in 2020. In the RPSS party, 156 out of 243 candidates showed zero earnings at the end of last year. In the Rodina party - 78 "poor" candidates, in the "Green Alternative" - 37, in the "Russian Party of Pensioners for Social Justice" - 30, in the "Party Growth "- 28," Civic Platform "- 29," Green "- 17. Least of all the poor candidates in the three central parties. In the LDPR, out of 209 candidates presented, only seven had no income at the end of last year, in A Just Russia - six applicants, in the Communist Party of the Russian Federation - five. Information on the candidates for United Russia has not yet been published.

According to the declaration, 54 out of about three thousand submitted candidates live below the poverty line, earning less than 10 thousand rubles a year. For example, Alexander Popov, a candidate from the Green Alternative in Bashkiria, Udmurtia and the Perm Territory, earned only two kopecks at the end of last year. His party colleagues Ivan Yakovlev and Pavel Syrkin received the same amount in a year.

LDPR candidate Ivan Kurenev in the Krasnoyarsk Territory earned only 26.3 rubles in a year. His bank accounts have less than 100 rubles.

Another 284 candidates say they have no savings.

Stanislav Andreychuk, deputy chairman of the Golos voter movement , suggested that technically a person, of course, can have zero income, for example, if he lives off his wife or husband, or from accumulated savings. However, with regard to the elected deputies, the situation with zero incomes has become widespread. Questions arise, he commented to the publication. Andreichuk recalled that, unlike officials, candidates for deputies are not required to publish information on the income of close relatives.

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