Not in the top three
Senator from the Omsk Region Elena Mizulina will leave the Federation Council after the Single Voting Day on September 10, RBC reports citing its sources, including those in the upper house.
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According to the Russian According to the legislation, the acting head of the Omsk region, Vitaly Khotsenko, must submit three candidates for the post of senator to the regional election commission before the elections. One of the candidates is later sent to the Federation Council.
“Mizulina is not planned to be included in the top three candidates for senators from the acting head of the Omsk region Vitaly Khotsenko,” the article says.
The likelihood that Mizulina will leave is “really high.” Nevertheless, as the interlocutor of the publication in the Federation Council noted, “there were those who wanted to leave Mizulina in the Federation Council.”
There are no comments from the senator himself yet.
Mizulina was elected to the Federation Council in 1993, from the Russia‘s Choice bloc. But after a couple of years she became a Duma deputy from Yabloko, and returned to the upper house only 20 years later – in 2015.
The politician was a representative of two heads of the Omsk region – first Victor Nazarov, then Alexander Burkov (resigned at the end of March). The current acting head of the region, Khotsenko, previously headed the government of the DPR.
It was at the suggestion of the Omsk senator in 2013 that a law was passed banning LGBT propaganda among minors. While it was being discussed in parliament, several dozen demonstrations and pickets of supporters and opponents of the amendments were held in the country. Despite this fact, 436 deputies voted for the amendments, one abstained.
In 2015, Mizulina co-authored a bill to ban abortions in private clinics, as well as to exclude them from the CHI system. These amendments were not accepted.
In an interview with REN-TV, she stated that many people can see propaganda of homosexuality or debauchery in the Bible, “and this is dangerous for children.” Officials will have to decide whether to ban the holy book or not, the senator warned. Later, she repeatedly denied these statements, noting that the Bible, the Torah and the Koran, “like the canvases of great artists”, are not subject to the law.
Mizulina also defended the rights of embryos that appeared as a result of in vitro fertilization “because they are defenseless”. “When in vitro fertilization occurs, in vitro these germ cells are not legally protected in any way. In fact, they are no longer in the body of genetic parents, not yet in the body of a surrogate mother, ”she claimed.
Last week, Mizulina proposed canceling the allegedly upcoming concert of singer Elena Temnikova in the fact that the artist condemned the special operation in Ukraine and left for Portugal. At the same time, she said that she had applied to the Investigative Committee, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Prosecutor General’s Office with a request to check the rap artists Kizaru, Qishlak, Big Baby Tape for drug propaganda.