Close to the Kremlin development Fund civil society Fargo; Director — the former head of the political Department of the President Konstantin Kostin) on Monday will introduce another efficiency rating of governors. This rating is the election, since its publication, the last before the September election of the state Duma, stressed Costin. The current issue is one of the most complete for all time, because it includes the heads of all 85 regions (usually the authors do not take into account several governors recently awarded their posts), adds the head of Fargo.
The victim’s primaries
Three governors have lost positions in the ranking according to the results of the primaries of “United Russia” (held may 22), follows from the explanatory notes of the Kremlin Foundation. This is the head of the Sverdlovsk region Yevgeny Kuyvashev (lost five points, now at 63-64 th place), the Governor of Kaliningrad region Nikolai Tsukanov (down three lines, now on 76-79 th place) and the head of Ulyanovsk Sergey Morozov (minus four points, 80th place).
In all these regions United Russia annulled the results of the winners of the preliminary vote. In the Sverdlovsk region, the organizing Committee primaries abolished the victory of the head of the regional police Ibrahim Abdulkadyrova, who had received complaints about the use of administrative resources. In the Kaliningrad region won the former Chairman of the local government Evgeny Morozov, who informed the Prosecutor’s office made a claim. His victory also nullified. And in the Ulyanovsk region has cancelled the victory of Deputy Secretary of the local branch of the party Alsou Balakishieva against which the law enforcers have opened a criminal case.
According to the results of primaries all of these regions are likely already “taken a pencil,” says Costin. “Primaries are a test on the ability of the governors to ensure competitiveness, transparency and legitimacy of the elections. If someone from heads of regions has not passed the test, then, of course, to all the organizers of elections of the state Duma it will be necessary to more closely monitor those, as there are all the electoral procedures,” he adds.
The primaries were perfect, no complaints nor the observers nor the participants objected to the press Secretary Morozov Anton Gryshchenko. The events around Balakishieva is the result of the intransigence of the regional authorities to any manifestations of corruption, regardless of who breaks the law, he said. According to Grishchenko, the drafters of the other ratings evaluate the work of Morozova above — for example, the region took the 11th place in the ranking of the ASI on the investment climate and the ninth in the ranking of the Ministry of economy for the development of public-private partnerships. “But for some reason the experts do not consider these factors”, he added.
The government of the Ulyanovsk region, recently clashed with the Federal government — in particular, a confrontation emerged last year when local United Russia party tried to expel from the party former mayor of Ulyanovsk Marina Bespalov, and Federal colleagues in its decision had it restored. Because of the conflict rating Morozova constantly sags in the study of Fargo. In November 2014, he was ranked 61st-62nd place in the summer of 2015 the position of head of the region dropped to 72-74-th place (this was due to interference in the Affairs of the “United Russia”), and now the Governor was in the bottom five of the table.
Part of the Federal elite are dissatisfied with the Governor, and many do not want to continue work in the leadership of the region, told earlier a source close to the Kremlin. However, this year the head of the Ulyanovsk region, which expired powers made an appointment with the President, the appointment to the post of acting head of the region and the approval to run for another term. It is likely that opponents Morozov will be especially to follow closely all his actions, suggests the source .
Decrease due to Chaly
Dropped significantly the position of the head of Sevastopol Sergey meniailo. He dropped five places down and now is 57-59 St place. Because of the decline, he changed the group. If earlier Menyailo was the second part of the list, where are the governors with a high rating, it is now in the third lower group, where the heads of regions with the average rating.
In the explanatory Memorandum, the reduction of positions due to the difficulties in the housing sector in the region, problems with the roads, as well as negative information background after the resignation this year of speaker of the legislative Assembly of the city Alexey Chaly.
The conflict between the IMF and Chaly can affect the balance before the elections, says Costin. Likely to win from this Batch growth Boris Titov, who declared plans to nominate from Sevastopol in Duma close to Chalyi, Oleg Nikolaev. “If Titov agree with people Chaly, the Party can obtain in Sevastopol, one of the highest results,” — predicts the head of Fargo.
Now Nikolaev initiate a referendum on introducing direct elections of the Governor of Sevastopol (now elected by the legislative Assembly on representation of the President). He said that next week the initiative group by submitting a petition to the local election Commission. The group would need to collect about 10 thousand signatures. After checking by the electoral Commission of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol will take a decision on holding a referendum.
Supporters Chaly believe in direct elections he or his protege could win Menyailo.
“I am very surprised why Menyailo not in last place”, — says Nikolaev stars out of Fargo.
Press Secretary Menyailo Kirill Moskalenko refused to comment, directing questions to the local Department of internal Affairs. His spokesman also declined to comment on the declining position of the Governor.
Sobyanin and Kadyrov in the black
The rest of the governors efficiency ranking in recent years, almost not changed. In the first place, as in the previous issue, the leader of the Tyumen region Vladimir Yakushev, and the second — the head of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous district Dmitry Kobylkin.
Two lines up the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov (now in the 5-6-th place) and the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin (8th place).
Which caused a mixed reaction of Muscovites repair is not yet reflected in the rating of the mayor due to the fact that people are waiting for the results, says Costin. “Even the most loyal of the mayor, Muscovites say that it is possible to suffer, but will have to see what happens,” adds Costin, referring to surveys of residents of the capital, which were used by the experts of the rating in its drafting.
The increase in same position Sobyanin, the head of the Fcsd explain the consistently high rating of” the mayor, a good economy and good performance when comparing income and expenditure. At the session of the St. Petersburg international economic forum last week President Vladimir Putin also called Moscow among the regions — leaders of investment attractiveness.
On the position of Kadyrov good effect of the March meeting of the head of region with the President, during which Vladimir Putin praised the work of Kadyrov and appointed him acting head of the region before the election, says Costin.
Other heads of regions, who will be elected this year, also managed to either increase your rating, or (in the case of beginners) to rise above their predecessors. For example, the new head of the Tula area Alexey Dyumin at the 26th place, though his predecessor Vladimir Gruzdev in October last year was 54-55 place. The new head of the Tver region Igor Rudenya on 46th to 49th place, his predecessor Andrey Shevelev has traditionally been one of the last places.
The Kremlin and the authors of the rating in its own approach to the rankings, said political analyst Valery Khomyakov. “In the Sverdlovsk region in the primaries were competitive, but the position of the Governor is reduced. In Moscow and in Chechnya it was not a competition, but managers somehow increase”, — says the expert.