Chairman of the Human Rights Council under the Russian President
Ella Pamfilova was born on September 12 1953. She is a Russian politician, former deputy of the State Duma, candidate for President in 2000 and former chairman (2004 - 2010) of the Civil Society Institution and Human Rights Council of theRussian Federation. Pamfilova started her career on the central repair and engineering works inMoscow as an engineer. During the period 1991 until 1994, she led The Ministry of Social Care under President Boris Yeltsin.
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Between 1994 and 1999, Pamfilova was elected three times as member of the Russian Duma. Since 2004 she has been a head of the President Vladimir Putin's Human Right Commission.
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In 2000 she was the first woman to run as a candidate in a Russian presidential election campaign. However, she faced stiff competition fromYabloko leader Grigory Yavlinsky for the liberal vote, and her share of the vote was very low.