Rustem Khamitov met with republican Public Chamber head Olga Panchihina
UFA, 3 September 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Today in the House of the Republic the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the Chairman of the Public Chamber RB Olga Panchihina. Issues of organizing elections to the State Assembly — the Kurultay of the Republic of Bashkortostan, the Public Chamber’s participation in this process were discussed during the meeting.
Olga Panchihina noted that the fifth Chamber had been working for the second year. According to her, in recent years many changes related to the powers of the regional public chambers have been made to the federal legislation. In particular, in December a law on the participation of public observers in the elections of the President of Russia came into force, in June a similar document was adopted regarding the election of deputies to the State Duma, and in July a law was adopted on the appointment of public observers at republican and local elections.
“Our Chamber arranges a system of public control and surveillance. On September 9, we will organize a public press center. And today a hotline with a very convenient number was opened: 8 (800) 347-2-102,” Olga Panchikhina reported.
Olga Panchihina stressed that on September 9, on the day of elections, calls would be received in a twenty-four-hour mode from any place in the republic. The calls, including from mobile phones, are free.
“I would like to support you and say that it is crucially important for us to hold honest, transparent, open elections. Usually, there are many different speculations, rumors about elections. Sometimes they can transform into certain distrust. But we have one joint task — no matter what, to make the elections fair and transparent", said Rustem Khamitov.