The Chairman of “United Russia” Dmitry Medvedev this week received four calls from businesses and public organizations with a request to nominate the Duma worthy, in their opinion, people who did not participate in the primaries of the party. On these appeals was told by the head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia Maxim Rudnev. According to him, on Monday in the first half of the day will consider the members of the Supreme and General councils of the party at a joint meeting. On the same day for the Congress , which officially nominate candidates for deputies of the state Duma.
The source in the leadership of “United Russia” says that all these people have the chance to become candidates.
The voice work
One of the appeals came from the Sverdlovsk region, Nizhny Tagil where the single-mandate constituencies were won by the local police chief Ibrahim Abdulkadyrov. Later United Russia annulled the result, getting treatment of administrative pressure on the voters. Workers of Uralvagonzavod’s offer to nominate in his place, Alexey Balyberdin said Rudnev. Balyberdin was one of the founders of the movement “Intimidad”, the Deputy head of the movement “In defense of human labor”.
Deputy General Director, Uralvagonzavod Alexey zharich said that, according to him, not all the participants in the primaries were pleased with their results since they’re not really reflected the “actual mood”. “So the workers took the initiative and decided to nominate a person who has a direct relationship to the plant. As far as I know, it collected a lot of signatures,” — said Zharich.
“Uralvagonzavod” is known at least one worker who received a high position. In 2011, the head of the Assembly shop, Igor Kholmanskikh, discussing during the “Straight line” with Vladimir Putin rallies of the opposition, suggested to him that workers had come to Moscow and defend stability”. Five months Kholmanskikh become presidential envoy in the Urals Federal district.
Representatives of trade Union organizations of “AVTOVAZ” were asked to include in the list in the Samara region the foreman Vladimir Stick. The primaries in the region won the acting Deputy Leonid Simanovsky (Forbes estimates his fortune of nearly $1 billion) and Vladimir Gutenev.
The President of “AVTOVAZ” Nicolas Moore supported the idea. He stated that “the largest labor collective of Russia” must have a representative in the state Duma.
“United Russia” traditionally inserts working in their lists. In the 2011 elections the party was held in the state Duma Valery Trapeznikov Turner. Party members after that, even introduced him to the Presidium of the General Council. In the primaries this year (in Perm region) Trapeznikov lost.
The voice of the community
In the same region at the Zhigulevskaya single-mandate constituency, social activists (among them the Russian Association of heroes, the Union generals, and the Union of women of the Samara region) propose to nominate the acting Secretary of the local branch, the hero of Russia Igor Stankevich, who won the award for breakthrough of the encirclement of militants in Chechnya in 1995.
Officially in the primaries in this district won the entrepreneur Eugene Carper. But initially were favourites of the local Deputy Vyacheslav Maleev, said a source in the party. State Duma Deputy Alexander Khinshtein suspected him of links with organized crime, and on the eve of the primaries, “United Russia” suspended him from participating in the primaries. But then he Hinstein withdrew from the primaries (according to one version — because of conflicts with the regional authorities) and moved to the advisers to the Secretary of the General Council.
After all this, the results of the vote in the party considered not reflecting the real mood of the voters, says a source close to the leadership of “United Russia”.
Representatives of the organization of Tuva (including veterans ‘ organizations, women’s Union of Russia and the “Combat brotherhood”) propose to stand as a candidate in single-mandate constituency of a Senator of Mergen Oorzhak. The primaries in the region took first place in the state Duma Deputy Larisa Shoigu.
The winners of the primaries will be on the top ranks in the list of the party, and Oorzhak in case the appeal will support the governing bodies of the party, become a candidate in single-mandate constituency, said the source in the “United Russia”. Senator in the Duma primaries did not participate, but was nominated on the preliminary ballot, which was determined by the candidate in governors of the region, and took the second place after the incumbent leader, Sholban Kara-ool.
From the point of view of the party
Earlier in the “United Russia” promised to form an electoral list for the primaries. While there are noted that some people can become candidates, by decision of the Congress if the party finds some candidates more worthy and rating. “The party will fulfill an obligation to create a list of the results of the preliminary vote,” says the interlocutor in “an United Russia”. But in some cases we are ready to support those appeals that we have received”.
The interlocutors in the “United Russia” told about the four people who did not participate in primaries, which can get into election list. It is the Prosecutor of the Crimea Natalia Polonskaya, the Director Stanislav Govorukhin, General Vladimir Shamanov, and the Senator, Arctic Explorer Artur Chilingarov
Lead the regional group of 19 governors, says United Russia. And at the head of the list only the Prime Minister, the leader of the party Dmitry Medvedev, say interlocutors in the party.