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Saturday, July 22, 2017

“United Russia” fully took into account the results of the primaries

None of the losers of the primaries of “United Russia” on may 22, the circle of candidates to the state Duma has not got. So decided the Congress of the ruling party. According to experts, the EP also leaves the image of party officials. If the last election almost all of the regional group was headed by the Minister, Vice-premiers and governors, but now the lists were only 19 of heads of subjects.

The Congress of “United Russia” on Monday has approved the electoral list of the party. “For the Federal list voted voted 680 delegates, against – one,” – quoted by VZGLYAD Senator Valery Ryazansky, head of the counting Commission of the Congress. As for constituencies, in his words, “the 36 candidates have votes against, from one to three.” Thus, the list of candidates in single-member constituencies was approved by the majority. The vote was secret.

“To be in Congress and not to hear my name on the list is mentally very difficult. Understand how the experience of my colleagues”

First Deputy head of presidential administration of Russia Vyacheslav Volodin, the Director Stanislav Govorukhin, the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya, the polar Explorer Artur Chilingarov, the commander of airborne troops Vladimir Shamanov was included in the list. Volodin will be included in the 15 regional group (Volgograd, Saratov, Penza, Tambov region). Govorukhin will go to the polls in Moscow, Russia will run for the 34th regional group (Crimea and Sevastopol), hero of the Soviet Union and Hero of Russia, first Vice-President of the Russian geographical society, member of the Supreme Council of “United Russia,” Chilingarov will be the candidate in Tuva, Shamans in the group, Samara, Orenburg and Ulyanovsk region. As explained in the party, the inclusion of these “known reference figures in the list of expected”. In particular, Russia expressed its willingness, if elected, to go to work in the state Duma, to participate in the renewal of the Parliament. These candidates did not participate in the preliminary vote and was included in the list at the suggestion of party Chairman, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

In addition, after the primaries in some constituencies required additional discussion of candidates. The reasons were different – the suspension of the decision of the Federal organizing Committee and rejection of candidates. In the end, at the suggestion of the labor collectives of large enterprises, doctors and members list has been updated.

So, the medical community of Moscow has proposed a pediatric surgeon Dmitry Morozov in the elections in the Cheryomushki district. The staff of “Uralvagonzavod” was offered to run for the district of Nizhny Tagil Alexey Balyberdin, one of the founders of the movement “Intimidad”, the Deputy head of the movement “In defense of human labor”. Representatives of trade Union organizations of AVTOVAZ asked to be included in the list in the Samara region the foreman Vladimir Stick. Also in the Samara region Industrial district advanced acting Secretary of the local branch, the Hero of Russia Igor Stankevich, who won the award for breakthrough of the encirclement of militants in Chechnya in 1995. He was nominated by public organizations, including the Russian Association of heroes, the Union generals, and the Union of women of the Samara region.

As noted by the analysts, “United Russia” goes from the image of party officials. If on last elections in the state Duma a list of all the regional groups of the party was headed by officials – two Ministers, six Deputy Prime Ministers, 54 Governor, and Sergey Naryshkin as head of the Kremlin administration, it now lists only 10 and 9 governors, heads of republics.

In this case, the list did not get any of the losers in the primary election on may 22. Thus, as promised by the leaders of the party on the eve of the primaries, results of which are now fully taken into account: the opinion of ordinary voters are heard and confirmed the decision of the Congress.

“I know how worried my colleagues

“To be in Congress and not to hear my name on the list is mentally very difficult. Understand how the experience of my colleagues, – admitted the newspaper VIEW, co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front (onf), the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Olga Timofeeva. – Many of my friends for various reasons were not included in the new electoral list. Many were not in the primaries, and some do not want to pass the primaries. In my opinion, the most effective are people who have worked in the Duma for two terms, and the second term is the most effective. You already know what to do. If you work for 15-20 years, then you need to understand that objectively you have to understand that they could break away from the people very much.”

Timofeev has reminded that the Deputy initially need to be treated as temporary. “First, it is time – as evidenced by the law. Secondly, you can never get used to service machines, to fly business class, because you should always be at the forefront of public demand. And to protect their constituents can at any price and in different ways. For example, I stopped building in the territories schools, in the courtyards of apartment houses, while being just a journalist, not possessing parliamentary powers”, – said Timofeeva.

“If you’re “just members”, it probably means you don’t understand anything. This is my personal perception. The member must be a professional in any field. For example, I am a journalist and I’m not leaving the media, the law allows it. There are farmer MP, so he was formerly the Director of a collective farm or a farmer, or Deputy-schik, who came from the housing sector. So, none of the former members is not lost,” suggested she.

“But if you lose in the primaries, and now ran into another party, this is incorrect. If you immediately changed the party, then you need to win the election at any cost. But do it to your voters?” – asks Timofeev.

“Point of resistance”

“If we talk about primary voters, then, for example, Nadezhdin participated in the primaries in the suburbs, are now lost and will go from the party of Growth. Yurevich to Chelyabinsk said that he would go in as a candidate. But these are isolated cases that still do not determine the face of the campaign – said on this occasion the newspaper VIEW head of the Foundation for civil society development (Fargo) Konstantin Kostin.

Kostin also noted that at least 70% of candidates in single-mandate constituencies, which put the United Russia party, can confidently be called the favorites of the campaign. As for the vote on party lists, says the analyst, the current rating of the party is at about 45%. “But if we’re talking about the underlying electorate, it is somewhere around 40%. This is the point of resistance of which I speak,” – said Kostin. According to him, the possibility of better results depends on the quality of the election campaign of United Russia, how will be able to attract “wandering the electorate.” The voter turnout will be “50 plus”, said Costin.

The election program of the party will be modified in the light of President Vladimir Putin at the Congress. “The draft programme was distributed. I suggest to approve it and to instruct the software of the Commission to make its completion, this needs to be polished with respect to the statements of the President,” said the Congress leader. As the newspaper VIEW, Russian President Vladimir Putin has previously called the “United Russia” unifying force and the “assemblage point” of the country. “Largely due to her efforts has been achieved social consensus on strategic development issues”, – he said.

“The key components of the presidential campaign”

Following the Congress, the experts began to make forecasts already and the presidential election in 2018. As noted by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fund, ISAPI Dmitry Badovsky, Putin’s speech to Congress marked a bunch of Duma and presidential election campaigns.

“The key point I guess is that Putin emphasized the necessity of formation on a new level of strategic development projects. This new level involves new quality”, – quotes the scientist the website of “United Russia”. He believes that it clearly indicated the relationship of the parliamentary election campaign with the upcoming 2018 presidential elections. Implementation of priority projects will also be a key component of the presidential campaign, says Badovsky.

“In connection with what Dmitry has done such a conclusion? The President today talked a lot about what is necessary to consolidate and predictability of development. The only way we can achieve the strategic goals. Accordingly, there may be continuity,” said Kostin.

“There is a single Federal cycle of elections of 16-18 years. Of course, these elections will sound the discussion about the expense of what Russia has to develop, what resources we need to ensure the free development of citizens. This is one of the most important issues. Today is the first time it was clearly stated that we must ensure social development and fulfilling social obligations through internal resources and not depend in this sense on oil quotations in the international markets. In fact, Mr Medvedev said about the need to change the structure of the economy”, – said the head of Fargo.

Was identified the project approach to the development of the country. Project approach at the beginning of his speech, Putin said that when I mentioned about the merits of “United Russia”, that was able to implement national projects. In this sense, of course, the results of the voting in the state Duma will be of great importance for the formation of programs and the Executive and legislative authorities”, – concluded Konstantin Kostin.

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