Acting head of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev became a candidate for Governor of the region from the party “United Russia”. Elections will be held September 10. It is expected that the main competitor Kuyvasheva will be a popular mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman, who declared about his nomination as a candidate in mid-may.
TASS with reference to the press service of the regional branch of United Russia reports that the Kuyvashev confidently won in the secret ballot of party members. For it gave the voices of 178 people. For his nearest rival, Secretary of regional branch of party Victor Septia – only 53.
“Problems with the passage of the municipal filter the candidate will not” – said the press Secretary of the regional branch of “United Russia” Maxim Bestvater.
Its competitor Roizman nominated for the regional elections of the party “Yabloko”. It needs to put forward a regional organization and then approve the Federal Bureau of the party. On the website of the “Yabloko” it is reportedthat these organizational issues will be resolved “in the coming days.” Roizman said earlier that although he’s running from the party, for him, this election is personal.
Yekaterinburg mayor Roizman, unlike United Russia Kuyvasheva will have to pass the municipal filter on gubernatorial elections. In April, Roizman said that he will ask President Putin to cancel the filter “for the deputies of all levels and elected heads of cities”.
On Friday, June 9, in the region officially launched the election campaign. Elections of the Governor appointed in the Sverdlovsk region on 10 September to a single day of voting in 2017.
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on April 17 accepted the resignation Kuyvasheva. Prior to the appointment of the Governor of Sverdlovsk area acting, acting head of the region. Kuyvashev has decided not to dissolve the regional government and work up to the elections with the current Cabinet.
The first Governor of the Sverdlovsk region, member of the Federation Council Eduard Rossel, who headed the region from 1995 to 2009, told reporters that he will support Kuyvasheva in the elections in September. Rossel noted that the Kuyvashev familiar with the work of authorities at all levels.