State Duma proposes to deprive MPs of mandates for expenditures over official income
Now, parliamentarians will have to prove that they can afford to buy this or that thing.
State Duma begins the development of a bill that will provide for deprivation of the mandate from a deputy or senator who has hidden his expenditures over official income, Izvestia reports.
According to the edition, if the document is adopted, the parliamentarians will be obliged to confirm the legitimacy of their sources of income when making a purchase in excess of their wages over the past three years.
Also, all members of the upper and lower houses of parliament will be checked for hidden accounts and deposits, despite the fact that this information constitutes bank secrecy.
At the moment, Russian parliamentarians are punished only for unintentional errors in declarations.