MP: several of the governors will lead the list ER on elections in the state Duma

MP: several of the governors will lead the list ER on elections in the state Duma


Five governors or 1/8 of the total number of territorial group “an United Russia” will head the list ER on elections in the state Duma, said the Duma member Viktor kidyaev.

MOSCOW, 18 Jan. Member of the Presidium of the General Council “United Russia”, state Duma Deputy Viktor kidyaev believes that governors, who will head the lists for the EP elections to the state Duma in 2016, will be about five.

Kidyaev did not agree with the information of some media that a third of the list of deputies from party “United Russia” headed by the governors.

“Regions, where the party cuts affinity group will include one subject of the Russian Federation, about seven. While not every such electoral list may be headed by a chief Executive. In my opinion, this is where the five governors or 1/8 of the total number of territorial groups of “United Russia”, — quotes the press service of the party words Kidyaeva.

He noted that the practice of 2011, when regional elections on the party lists were headed by either the governors or the Vice-premiers, “has not always been a plus for United Russia.

“It increases questions as to the legitimacy of elections, there are problems with the manifestation of administrative resources, officials need to go on vacation. Now, given that it will be necessary to participate in the debate, such leaders of the lists would be difficult to explain why they top the list and are in the state Duma. The trend today is the real policy, and that competition, openness and legitimacy. When selecting the one who will lead, cannot be taken into account. This is the request of the society”, — concluded the Deputy.