The new law, which aims to ensure a high turnout in the presidential election, planned at first to break them in the previous elections of governors, but in some regions, this idea was abandoned. Write about this “Vedomosti” citing sources close to the presidential administration.
According to them, at least five of the 16 regions in September should pass Governor’s elections, the task of increasing turnout set by the Kremlin, has been cancelled. We are talking about Sverdlovsk, Yaroslavl, Kaliningrad and Kirov oblasts and Buryatia.
The fact that these subjects or there is a serious protest tradition, or strong opposition candidates, which can create a problem for the candidates of the Kremlin. In this regard the high turnout in these regions was considered dangerous, as it may play against the Pro-government candidates.
Experts believe that in the list of problem areas is also necessary to add Sevastopol. Political analyst Vitaly Ivanov associates it with the conflict part of local politicians, headed by Alexei Chaly, first Governor of the region Sergey meniailo. View Ivanov’s shares and close to the Kremlin said.
“Moskovsky Komsomolets” writes that with the departure of the IMF, the situation in Sevastopol remained almost unchanged (at least for the better). The press wrotethat with the new leadership in the region Chaly also had a conflict. According to the author of the article in the “MK” in the near future in Sevastopol is expected to increase in the number of dissatisfied activities of officials.
We will remind, presidential elections should be held in March 2018, the campaign will be launched in December 2017. The Kremlin “will be in the election campaign in the spring”, said earlier the Deputy head of the presidential administration Sergei Kiriyenko.
He also reported that the Kremlin is hoping for a 70 percent the result of their candidate in the presidential elections with a turnout of 70%. Commenting on this statement, the scientists noted that in the history of Russia, the turnout has never reached such figures, and such goals include the nomination of Putin.
He officially announced. The President, answering questions of journalists at a press conference in Beijing, where was held the summit forum of “One belt and one road”, said that it was premature to discuss the possibility of his participation in the presidential elections in 2018.
Note also that, according to “Levada-Center”, for a new presidential term of Putin is ready to vote 48% of Russians.
Earlier in mass media appeared information that the presidential administration has already begun to develop measures to increase turnout. So, in March of this year, the TV channel “Rain” reported that the Kremlin has launched a working unofficial campaign headquarters of the incumbent head of state Vladimir Putin, which included several expert groups. One of them deals with issues relating to increasing turnout. Work is supervised by the Deputy chief of the political administration of the Kremlin Alexander Kharichev.