Another eight MPs simply did not attend the meeting.
An hour after the adoption of the pension reform in the first reading, the journalists of Vedomosti and Znak.com learned about the results of the voting of the deputies of the State Duma. The only member of the “United Russia” who voted against the bill to raise the retirement age, was the former Crimean prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya, follows from the documents of the parliament.
The bill was supported by 328 State Duma deputies, all of whom are members of United Russia. Against the pension reform voted 104 parliamentarians – the Communist Party, “Fair Russia” and the LDPR in full force. There were no abstentions.
By the time of the writing of the notes on the State Duma sub-mission , where the results of voting are published, there were no results on the first reading of the draft law on raising the retirement age.
Poklonska became one of the few deputies who publicly announced that they did not support the pension reform. On June 19, she promised to vote “against”. Later, Poklonskaya told Komsomolskaya Pravda that the version of the document proposed by the government needed to be adjusted.
Last updated 18:30: the leader of the faction of “United Russia” Sergei Neverov saidthat the party members will discuss the decision of Poklonskaya. Neverov did not name a possible punishment for his colleague, but said that the options for the development of the situation “may be different.”
According to Vedomosti, eight people from the EP did not attend the meeting. Sergei Zheleznyak, Nikolai Bortsov, Grigory Balykhin, Dmitry Yurkov and Oleg Kolesnikov took the sick leave, Vyacheslav Fetisov was on a business trip, Viktor Ignatov and Vitaly Milonov took time off for family reasons. “Rain” found out that at least Zheleznyak specially missed the first reading in order not to vote for the bill.