The world has always learned from America’s example. These days we are not setting a very good one.
Now Putin is learning from the US! The Kremlin has announced a new crackdown on small parties. Currently, parties must get 100 people to sign up as members in each of half of Russia’s 89 regions. Under the new proposal, parties will be required to sign up 250 members in every single region, and 500 members in each of half the regions. In addition, they will be required to sign up 50,000 members nationwide.
This is another of Putin’s new anti-Democratic moves, following his moves to make Governors and Judges appointed instead of elected.
~ Eric Garris, Ballot Access News Webmaster