Two State Duma deputies are at risk of losing their mandates. According to the Vedomosti newspaper, representatives of the LDPR faction Yuri Napso and Boris Paikin may be suspended from work for absenteeism.
The media, citing its own sources in the lower house of parliament, writes that the reason for the deprivation of parliamentary powers is the systematic absence of the mentioned deputies from meetings. The newspaper notes that some colleagues have not seen Paikin and Napso at Duma events for a long time.
The timing of the possible deprivation of their parliamentary mandates has not yet been announced. The parliamentarians themselves have not yet commented on the situation.
Napso represents the Rostov region and Krasnodar region in the State Duma, and Paikin represents the Saratov region and Moscow. The publication, citing data from the Duma database, writes that Paikin did not vote on any issues during the autumn session. His voting results are only available until April 6, 2023. It is noted that in the State Duma, deputies who sit in adjacent seats in parliament can help and press buttons for each other during voting on bills. Therefore, it is unknown how long the parliamentarian was absent from the meetings. At the same time, deputies are paid monthly.
Earlier, the State Duma revoked the mandates of LDPR representative Vasily Vlasov and representative of A Just Russia—For Truth, Vadim Belousov, for absenteeism. The latter was convicted of bribery.
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