The Governor of Ryazan region Oleg Kovalev may prematurely retire: this was reported by “Kommersant”, citing two senior sources.
photo: Mikhail Kovalev
According to them, 68-year-old Kovalev can refuse from the end of his second term at the head of the field and sent to the Federation Council, but he will need to win the election to the Ryazan regional Duma in single-mandate constituency, where there is an open seat of Andrei Glazunov, who retired as Minister of the region for regional security.
As the reasons for the resignation Kovalev called his age and the fact that in a situation of economic crisis, the Manager is required maximum return, which he is supposedly difficult to show.
In addition, recall the scandals that unfolded during his leadership of the region: in particular, we are talking about building the land of the Museum of Konstantinovo, the activists of the popular front was reported to the President of the Russian Federation, to which later had to defend the Governor.
The rating of Kovalev in the list of “political survival” of heads of regions is fairly stable: it is in the “middle group” along with the head of the Komi Sergei Gaplikov.
As alternatives Kovalev, according to media reports, now considered co-Chairman of the headquarters of the popular front region and the Deputy of the State Duma Andrey Krasov, formerly commander of the Ryazan school VDV. You can’t dismiss the candidacy of the incumbent Senator from the region Igor Morozov, in the last election constituted Kovalev competition from “Patriots of Russia”.