At the Congress of “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev has proposed to the electoral list of the party first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin. “The logic is clear: set up a new electoral system – test her with his participation”, – the experts, according to which the inclusion of Volodin in the list implies personal responsibility for fair and competitive elections. In the record of the Deputy head of the AP is participating in such elections.
The Chairman of the party “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev proposed the candidacy of the first Deputy head of presidential administration of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin in the party list in the Duma elections.
“You can show a master class to other officials: Federal, regional”
This proposal, Medvedev was made on Monday, at a joint meeting of the Supreme and General councils of the party. This meeting was held prior to the plenary meeting second phase of the pre-election Congress of the party. According to party sources, it is expected that Volodin will be included in the regional group (15th arrondissement), which includes the Volgograd, Saratov, Penza and Tambov region.
However, as explained later, a source in the presidential administration, Volodin is not going to go to work in the lower house of Parliament, if he wins the election.
“After September, all remain in their places”
As noted in comments the newspaper VIEW political scientist, the head of “Political expert group” Konstantin Kalachev, extension assistant in the state Duma will debunk rumors that Medvedev could take in the next Duma as speaker of the lower house instead of Sergey Naryshkin. “This means that after September, all remain in their places. Naryshkin is on your. Medvedev, too, and Volodin at her in the presidential administration,” says Kalachev.
Experts believe the nomination Volodina suggests that the results of the election, the Prime Minister and the leader of “United Russia” will retain his position at least until 2018. The benefit of this, according to observers, evidence of the appointment of Medvedev as the head of the Presidium of the newly created Council for strategic development and priority projects. “United Russia” goes on elections with the program “strategic development projects”. It is noted that in addition to Volodin in the electoral list included representatives of the Governor’s elite. As experts believe, it is perceived as a confirmation of the political Association (including regional elites around Medvedev.
As previously reported the newspaper VIEW, on Monday, Dmitry Medvedev announced the decision to nominate candidates in deputies of the state Duma from the EP of the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya, acting head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov, the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. In General, on the proposal of the leader of the party list of “United Russia” included nine governors and ten heads of republics, including Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin.
“The role of a playing coach”
“I think it’s for him (Volodin) the role of player-coach. You can show a master class to other officials: Federal, regional,” – said Konstantin Kalachev, commenting on the participation of Volodin in the electoral list.
Kalachev believes that the nomination of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin means that Volodin could test the “record of policy reform, which was launched after the previous Duma elections, what has been achieved over the period 2012-2016”. According to experts, after the previous Duma elections “there were some questions on the assessment results.” “Now the policy of openness, legitimacy. Part Volodin (the election) is actually the test for the party “United Russia” and the entire political system.
“The logic of the President is clear: he created a new electoral system – test her with his participation”, – in turn, noted on his page on Facebook Director of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin. Part Volodin, according to experts, should serve as “a good example for other participants of the process and, most importantly, the governors are seeking in whatever was to show “brilliant result” in the regions”.
Speaking about the role of Volodin as “player-coach” (in those circumstances when the requirements for the Duma elections, rise – what, in particular, Putin said, experts note that Volodin has always participated in the elections “Unified Russia”, showing a high result (over 80%).
The incumbent Deputy head of the presidential administration extensive experience in elections and in the region and at the Federal level. So during the Duma campaign of 2011 Volodin led his group to the result of 65%, when the “United Russia” was in the country as a whole 49%. Observers believe that the participation of Volodin in the 15th regional group “ER” suggests that it will be performed the requirements of legitimacy, openness and competitiveness of elections.
Not party officials
Although in the message Medvedev, on the nomination of candidates and was mentioned a number of officials of high level, but compared to previous campaigns, this time the number of officials in the electoral lists decreased.
Experts remind that on last elections in the state Duma a list of all the regional groups of the party was headed by officials – including two Ministers, six Deputy Prime Ministers, 54 Governor, and Sergey Naryshkin as head of the presidential administration. Now lists 9 10 governors and heads of republics.
“The party went from the image of party officials, says political analyst Konstantin Kalachev. – Therefore, the inclusion of figures such as Vyacheslav Volodin, opens a new page in the life of the party. The party decides to not fight the number and skill”.
As observers, the electoral lists included those officers who previously have done well in the elections, or have proven themselves in the political arena. In any case, the nomination for election implies real popularity of a candidate in their region.
“Increase the influence of the popular front”
Volodin participation in the electoral list of “United Russia”, according to Alexei Mukhin, “would increase the influence of the popular front in “ER” in the next Duma.
Active recruitment of activists, nominated by the onf is one of the clear trends of the current parliamentary election campaign the “United Russia”. As previously indicated, the head of the Institute of socio-economic and political studies (ISAPI) Dmitry Badovsky, the preliminary vote of “ER” was good many public men. A source close to the leadership of the party, singled out the victory in the primaries Metropolitan doctor Dmitry Morozov, an activist of the popular front Lyubov Dukhanina and the head of the Executive Committee of the popular front in Penza, mother of Anna Kuznetsova.
“Congratulations to the team Volodin: the primaries of “United Russia” became a systemic response to the challenges delineated in the Duma campaign of 2011,” – stated the political scientist, Director of the Analytical centre of the Moscow region (ASMR) Alexey Chadaev, noting “the confident victory of candidates from onf” and “policy competitiveness”. Observers are reminded that Volodin as first Deputy head of the presidential administration insisted on the updating of party cadres, forced the party to develop and change – and therefore part Volodin (not so much a “helper” of the party, as the criticism) will be a serious test case.Related posts: