“United Russia” counts the results held on 22 may primaries, the results of which will be formed the pre-election list of party on elections of the state Duma. The official results will be announced at the end of the week, but preliminary calculations show that about 50 deputies of the state Duma was defeated in the primary election. It follows from the data of two speakers close to the leadership of the regional offices. Their information was confirmed by the Secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Sergei Neverov. According to him, have not confirmed their lead of 15 deputies, to claim the nomination in single-mandate constituencies, and 34 current parliamentarian, nominated on the lists.
As can be seen from the interlocutors in the party, among the losers of single-mandate Deputy from Primorye Elmira glubokovskaya, Secretary of the Kaliningrad branch of party Andrey Kolesnik, the MP from St. Petersburg Maria Maksakova, nominated from Stavropol, former TV host Mikhail Markelov, brother of the murdered lawyer Stanislav Markelov).
The opinion polls before the primaries predicted a tense fight in their territories, which the pollsters attributed to the most complex and competitive. Loses the primaries and the Deputy from the Komi Republic, the former Prosecutor of the region Vladimir Ponevezhsky, the author does not come down to the second reading of the initiative, known as the “law Rotenberg”.
Among the contenders for nomination on the list defeated two people from the movement “Nashi” — Ilya Kostunov (nominated in Voronezh region) and Robert Schlegel (participated in the primaries in Astrakhan region). Kostunov proposed resonant bills and became famous phrase that “the most stupid Deputy is smarter than the average citizen”. The MP later apologized for his words.
Was defeated and two deputies involved in scandals during the primaries. In the Leningrad region has lost Elena Nikolaeva. On the eve of primaries sources in the leadership of “United Russia” made it clear that Nikolaev could voluntarily withdraw from participating in the primaries, but she wouldn’t do that. Did not receive enough votes, the representative of the Khabarovsk Krai Boris Reznik. He called early voting “a sham” and said he did not believe the declared results.
According to preliminary data, is not a passage to get into the Duma a list and a Deputy from Chechnya Shamsail Saraliev.
Among those who lost, despite being in the leadership of the ruling party, Valery Trapeznikov (ran in the Perm region). He is a member of the Presidium of the General Council “United Russia” and member of the Central headquarters of the popular front. Trapeznikov, a former lathe operator, and before the Duma election of 2011, it was positioned as a man “on the bench”.
However, the most status of the losers was the Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Alexei Pushkov, who was nominated in the primaries in the Perm region.
In the case of every loss of the Deputy acted different factors, but in most cases the parties simply underestimated the seriousness of the primaries and the need to conduct a real campaign, says the head close to the Kremlin Fund ISAPI Dmitry Badovsky. With the return of the election in single-member districts, voters have a query for candidates who will truly represent their district, and many of the current parliamentarians in the request does not fit, he added.
Elections are still accompanied by reports of violations, said political analyst Valery Khomyakov. Somewhere too wanted to demonstrate the high turnout, some regional groups of influence at any cost wanted to overcome others, he said.
Overall, the results of the primaries in the next Duma will be more than 100 current deputies-United Russia 238. In addition to those fifty people who lose the procedure of inner-party voting, some deputies did not take part in it and, most likely, will not be included in the election lists. Their 55 employees — 45 of parliamentarians had not filed the documents, and ten dropped out before polling day, reminded Neverov. Among them was one of the richest MPs Mikhail Slipenchuk, the former Governor of Chelyabinsk region Mikhail Yurevich and a former journalist Alexander Khinshtein. They all withdrew their candidacy after criticism from the leadership of the party over the scandals and suspicions of violations.
All in all, the faction “United Russia” in the next Duma can be updated by approximately 60%, predicts Badovsky. “It is obvious that not everyone who won the primaries, would be so easy to get into the Duma. Difficulties are just beginning, especially for those who will be elected in single-mandate constituencies. Preliminary analysis shows that the winners of the primaries for another 20 to 25 current MPs may not win in the elections of the state Duma. If you put them and those who were not nominated or lost primaries, the upgrade is very significant,” he concludes.
The fraction will be substantially updated, confirms Neverov. “It will happen naturally, as whom to elect to the Duma people decide in the primary election. This idea belongs to the President and now implemented the political block of the Kremlin, headed by Vyacheslav Volodin,” he says.
But losing deputies remain an asset of the party, they will be offered assistance in further employment, for this purpose under the chairmanship of the leader of the faction Vladimir Vasiliev created a special Commission, said Neverov.
The majority of the Duma chiefs successfully participated in the primaries — win in their territories and won Neverov, and Vasiliev, Russian state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin and his first Deputy Alexander Zhukov. Successfully performed and the head of the Duma committees, except the fluff, and Vice-speakers.
Judging by the winners list presented by the interlocutors in the party in the Duma can appear a lot of new media people. Is Deputy Director of VGTRK Evgeny Revenko (nominated in the Voronezh region), leading the “First channel” Peter Tolstoy, General Director of St. Petersburg’s “City Agency on television and broadcasting” Sergei Boyarsky (the son of actor Mikhail Boyarsky) and actress “Ural dumplings” Yulia Mikhalkov. In the Krasnodar region was successfully made by a former journalist of “Vedomosti”, the Deputy head of Executive Committee of the BIP Natalia Kostenko.
Well made and can be included in the election list of many public men, says Badovsky. Among these he includes the already known activists of the popular front of Nikolai Nikolaev and Anton the Guetta, journalist Elena Yampol, hero of labour of Vladimir Miller, leader of the movement “the Immortal regiment — Moscow” Nikolay Zemtsov, Director of Udmurt Institute of history, language and literature of Alexei Zagrebin, Volgograd doctor and Deputy Tatiana Cibizova, Explorer of the Arctic from the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous region of Vladimir Pushkarev and head physician of the Republican hospital of Karelia Republic of Alessana of Shandarovich.
A source close to the party leadership, the victory allocates capital doctor Dmitry Morozov, an activist of the popular front Lyubov Dukhanina and the head of the Executive Committee of the popular front in Penza, a mother of many children of Anna Kuznetsova.
Won in the primaries and many regional and municipal officials, and representatives of the legislative Assembly. Among them distinguishes the source of the mayor of Murmansk Alexey Veller, head of Saratov Oleg Grishchenko, the Deputy Governor of the Belgorod region Sergey Bozhenova, the speaker of the legislative Assembly of Kaluga region, Nikolai Lyubimov and the speaker of the Astrakhan regional Duma Alexander Klimanova.