An amendment to the agreement
On state Duma elections “United Russia” can give some constituencies not only the parliamentary opposition, but also the system to parties outside now in the lower house, told two sources close to the party leadership. According to them, discussions about the conclusion of an agreement with “Homeland”, “Patriots of Russia” and “Civil platform”. In the case of an agreement the United Russia party will not nominate opponents in single-member districts against the leaders of these forces, says one of the interlocutors . Another source close to the Kremlin does not exclude that United Russia may still assert against the representatives of these parties, formal candidates, but to exert a strong counter will not.
The Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov was unavailable for comment. The representative of the party has not confirmed nor denied this information.
In mid-February in the party told about what talks with the LDPR, “Fair Russia” and the Communist party of section 40 of 225 single-mandate districts. Each parliamentary power, according to preliminary agreements, was to receive 10 districts and not to move in the other 30. Thus, the Duma wanted to ensure the passage in the reconvening of the most important politicians from each of the Duma parties. At the end of March, the interlocutors close to the Kremlin, said that United Russia refused to negotiate with the Communist party, as the party’s leader Gennady Zyuganov has decided contrary to the agreements put in eligible regions ordinary deputies, but not “heavyweights”.
Now, most likely, the agreement will cover about 35 people — 10 each from the “United Russia”, LDPR and “Fair Russia”, as well as several districts will depart the non-parliamentary opposition, says a source close to the party leadership.
Who will be able to pass in the state Duma
The most active consultations are underway regarding the leader “Patriots of Russia” Gennady Semigin, says a source close to United Russia. According to him, the head of the party can give one of areas of Krasnoyarsk region. This is due to the desire to prevent the nomination in the district protege in the region of the authoritative businessman Anatoly Bykov, says the source. Bulls — the leader local “Patriots”. “He has his own candidacy. But if in the district go Federal leader of the party, Bulls will not be able to nominate a person,” says the source . Bykov phone was disconnected.
A Semigin can run for the Duma in Krasnoyarsk region because there at “Patriots of Russia” strong regional office, says the Chairman of the party Nadezhda Korneyeva. Agreement with “United Russia” she has denied. “With us nobody no negotiations on this subject are not conducted”, — she emphasized. A Semigin on Tuesday, was unavailable for comment.
The leader of the “Civic platform” Rifat Shaikhutdinov Tuesday announced that he will go to the state Duma on one of districts of Bashkortostan. A source close to the regional administration, says that local United Russia really will have no Shaihutdinova serious resistance. The leader “the Civil platform” has declared that with it nobody conducted any negotiations about the passage in the Duma.
The head of “homeland” Alexander Zhuravlev in the current convocation of the Duma part of the faction “United Russia”, so to give him the County would be logical, said the source close to the ruling party. In a press-service of the party said that the County from which he can run, is yet to be determined, therefore, to talk about possible opponents yet.
The refusal of United Russia nomination against these candidates does not mean that they automatically get into the state Duma, said a source close to the Kremlin. According to him, opposition candidates may have representatives from other forces, primarily the Communists.
Why give the County
The interlocutors close to the leadership of United Russia, called for two reasons in favor of the decision to transfer districts. The leaders of these parties are loyal to the authorities, some of them have certain merits, so it would be good to give them a chance to compete for places in the state Duma, said one of the interlocutors.
Another reason is the desire of the authorities to demonstrate the legitimacy of the election and declare the results on passage to the state Duma. In the new convocation could be 7-8 batches of four with a full-fledged parliamentary factions and the rest will be represented by one or more single-member constituencies, according to a source close to the leadership of “United Russia”.
The Deputy of the state Duma, familiar with a course of negotiations on the division of counties, said that the authorities would also take issue with the appearance in Parliament of the representative of “Apple”, but will do everything to prevent the occurrence in it of people from the democratic coalition of Alexei Navalny.
“Zhuravlev, Semigin and Shaikhutdinov loyal to the current government, so in fact their appearance in Parliament is not much impact on the score. Additionally, life in the country is deteriorating, and the authorities prefer to share the responsibility for policy between the largest possible number of players”, — said political analyst Abbas Gallyamov.
Shaikhutdinov was headed by Mikhail Prokhorov founded the party after leaving Prokhorov and his supporters, which, in particular, did not agree with the policy of Moscow in Ukraine. Under the new leadership the party became involved in Pro-government rallies in support of this policy and the annexation of Crimea.