The Russian Pensioners' Party
(Российская партия пенсионеров, Rossiyskaya Partiya Pensionerov
) is a political party
The party was founded as the Party of Pensioners (Общественно-Политиче??кая) in 1997. On November 29, 1997 Sergei Atroshenko
was elected as the first chairman.On May 29, 1998 the party was registed with the Ministry of Justice
.In the December 1999 State Duma
elections the party won 1.95% of the vote.
On December 1, 2001 the party was given its present name. On May 15, 2002 RPP was registered with the Ministry of Justice.
At the last legislative elections
, 7 December 2003, the alliance of the Russian Pensioners' Party and the Russian Social Justice Party
won 3.1 % of the popular vote and no seats.
On January 31, 2004, in an extraordinary congress of the party, chairman Sergei Atroshenko was dismissed from his post for their poor performance.
On March 27, 2005 Valery Gartung
was elected chairman. Gartung was the eleceted state deputy of Chelyabinsk
According to the party there are at present 600,000 members, and some 60 regional offices.
Between spring 2004 and autumn 2005 RPP has been able to hold candidates in the elections of the parliaments of 11 regions. Their highest result was 20.7% in elections for Magadan
's Duma on May 22, 2005.
On October 9, 2005 RPP won elections in Tomsk
, receiving 19.8% of the vote, compared to United Russia's 17.85%.
However Seigei Atroshenko did not recognise the congress,... Read More