The Communists are not aware of
With the second largest Duma faction of the Communist party is not negotiating “Chapter” in 40 constituencies, told the interlocutors in the party. “No negotiations is not, we have your plan work in all 225 single-mandate constituencies,” said Thursday the first Deputy head of fraction Sergey Reshulsky.
“It’s all poof, we have already approved their mandate all districts behind their back to negotiate we will not” — said the Deputy Chairman of the faction Nikolai Kolomeitsev.
As reported by sources close to the leadership of the state Duma, four parliamentary parties — United Russia, the CPRF, just Russia and the liberal democratic party — entered into negotiations for the conclusion of the pre-election inter-party agreement, which will enable them not to fight each other in some majority districts in the Duma elections this fall. The agreement may affect 40 single-member districts: in each of the parliamentary parties will fix the ten districts, which will put forward their most prominent deputies, and the other party will not put up their candidates. Thus, 40 the territories of the current deputies will oppose only representatives of non-parliamentary parties. Just in the state Duma 450 deputies, half elected by lists and the other half by districts.
A source close to the leadership of the state Duma, said that the idea comes from a presidential administration that invites the leadership of the parties to the meetings for discussion. This continues from the end of last year, knows the source.
However, after three days after the appearance of publications on the negotiations with the Communists they were not carried out, shows a survey of MPs carried out .
Information about the negotiations — a survey of the opinions of the political forces, says the representative of the leader of Communists Gennady Zyuganov, the Deputy Alexander Yushchenko. “We have held a seminar meeting at the end of January, has prepared their candidates. We are ready to dialogue on issues that will help lead fair elections, and what are these ten districts for each party we do not know”, — said Yushchenko.
Deputies of other opposition factions say the talks evasively. Such proposals may sound, was confirmed by the Deputy from LDPR Yaroslav Nilov, but he did not say from whom exactly. The decision in the faction is still pending, he said. Certainty will appear in March, said Igor Lebedev.
The talks at the highest level
The idea about the division of counties was developed in the presidential administration, says a source close to the Kremlin. Consultations were conducted only with the leaders of the parties, it clarifies and confirms some deputies of the state Duma.
The news was a surprise even United Russia, adds a source in the ruling party. According to him, several members of the party, preparing to go to the state Duma in single-mandate constituencies, the media learned that their district was given to opponents. “And the governors shortly before discussed with the Kremlin and believed that arrangements have been made. And then it turned out that their County depart of the opposition,” says the source.
In this case, all participants in the consultations with the presidential administration gave approval for the agreement, including the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov and the head of “Fair Russia” Sergei Mironov, said one of the interlocutors. “But my party members nor Zyuganov or Mironov almost didn’t say anything. Whether it was a condition of negotiations. Does Zyuganov have been personal motives. In the end this was spread through the media, and the Communists learned of the arrangement from there. Many people were outraged,” says the source.
In fact, this is confirmed in one of my entries in Facebook, the Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov. “Apparently, the party leadership simply does not put them in the fame that such negotiations are conducted”, — he commented the statement of Vice-speaker from the Communist party Ivan Melnikov and Deputy Chairman of the faction of just Russia Alexander Burkov, who are critical about the idea. However, from the words Neverov indicated that, in his opinion, the leaders of the opposition parties offered to make a deal. “The format of the discussion it was suggested not by us… If Alexander Burkov and Ivan Melnikov believe otherwise or want to hide something, then remind them of the old truth: all the secret sooner or later becomes apparent”.
United continued the theme of relations with the opposition in connection with agreements by districts on Thursday at the meeting of the Presidium of the General Council. Neverov said that “with this initiative we were approached by other parliamentary parties”. And the leader of the Duma faction Vladimir Vasilyev remembered that I first heard about this initiative from the leader of the CPRF Gennady Zyuganov.
Then suddenly Vasilyev said that is not what the party need to agree with “Fair Russia”. “A colleague Mironov (the leader of just Russia Sergei Mironov. -) behaves provocatively offensive. I don’t know how to negotiate,” – said Vasilyev. He was supported by Neverov, who said that United Russia needs to explain to people that the socialist-revolutionaries “nothing to charge”. “Have to say: these professionals, no matter where you come, everywhere devastation and debris,” said Neverov. As an example, he cited the difficult situation in the TRANS-Baikal territory, where the Governor was the representative “Fair Russia”.
The main party lawyer Vadim Solovyov believes that information about the negotiations is the PR move of “United Russia”.
“Exactly the same scheme was abrasives information about the postponement of elections. Then it was told that the Communists agree on everything,” recalls the Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on Affairs of public organizations Sergei Obukhov.
A bill to postpone the elections of the state Duma since December 4, 2016 to September 18 was introduced in Parliament by the leaders of the three factions— United Russia, just Russia and the liberal democratic party — in the middle of June. Against the initiative and consistently advocated by the Communist party, who considered the transfer unconstitutional. However, the constitutional court allowed a single transfer of the Duma elections, and in early July the law was passed. For the document voted by 339 MPs, 102 against, no abstentions.