The leaders of the “United Russia” will retain their posts at the upcoming Congress


Medvedev as party leader.

Next weekend, 21-22 January, Moscow will host a report-back election Congress of “United Russia”. Only Congress will be attended by 3046 people, said to journalists on Wednesday, January 18, Secretary of the General Council “United Russia” Sergei Neverov. Of them 1962 people — the delegates and guests and the other members of the media.

President Vladimir Putin at the Congress will not come, said two United Russia. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov explained that “the party leader is Dmitry Medvedev, and the Congress is of working character.”

On the first day of the Congress of the United Russia party will discuss at the sites of implementation of the program with which the party went to the elections to the state Duma.

The key will be the second day. It will begin with the speech Medvedev, said Neverov. Then the United Russia party will elect a party leader and a new governing bodies: the higher and General councils. At the end of the Congress will be a meeting of the General Council, which will elect the presidency of this body and the Secretary.

already reported that Dmitry Medvedev will retain his post as head of the “United Russia”. His candidacy will be proposed for voting delegates at the Congress, said the party. The Charter of “United Russia” it does not require the election of a leader on an alternative basis.

The governing bodies of “United Russia”

The Supreme Council of “United Russia”, according to the Charter, defining the development strategy of the party, “promotes strengthening of authority and growth of influence of the party in the Russian society”. In fact, the Supreme Council does not coordinate the activities of the “United Russia” in the current mode. The key governing body in determining the work of the party is the General Council. However, membership in the High Council is considered to be prestigious. By Statute, it includes “outstanding public and political figures who had great authority in Russian society and in the international arena”. The members of the highest are not necessarily the owners of the membership card.

No change

Exactly the opposite is the case with the Secretary of the General Council must elect on an alternative basis. As previously reported , the Secretary of the General Council is scheduled to elect Sergey Neverov. Who exactly will make it “competition” as a technical rival, yet, according to the source in the “United Russia” is not defined. In the past the reporting-election Congress, which took place in 2012, a technical competitor Neverov is the Deputy of the state Duma Sergei Zheleznyak.

For the position of Chairman of another governing body of the party, Supreme Council, will again be recommended Boris Gryzlov, told two United Russia.

Three of the interlocutor in “an United Russia” said that the Supreme Council can also include speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin he was restored to party membership, which was suspended while working as the first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration. “Volodin — the speaker, and the speakers were always in the Supreme Council”, — explains one of sources . According to him, it would be strange if Volodina was not included in the Supreme Council, because the composition of this body includes the head of the other house of Parliament — Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.

The former speaker of the state Duma Sergey Naryshkin, who now heads the foreign intelligence Service, too, is expected to remain in the High Council, said the source close to the leadership of the party.

The exception for low score.

The governing body will enter (or remain in it) governors in the regions where by the results of elections to the state Duma the party has received comparable or higher results than the country as a whole (54.2 per cent), said Neverov. Such regions 29. If we proceed from the criterion of the election results, among the governors of the newcomers in the High Council should be, for example, Vasily Golubev (Rostov oblast), Oleg Korolev (Lipetsk oblast), Alexander Bogomazov (Bryansk oblast), Sergey Aksyonov (Crimea), etc.

The governors, in the subjects which the party showed below average result, the Supreme Council will rule. According to this criterion, the High Council shall, in particular, to leave Marina Kovtun (Murmansk region), Nikolay Merkushkin (Samara region), Alexander Zhilkin (Astrakhan region).

In this case, from the Supreme Council, according to two sources in the “United Russia” does not intend to exclude the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin and the head of the Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov, despite the fact that their party regions showed lower results than in the whole country.

After the election of the Supreme Council at the suggestion of his head had formed a Bureau of this body. According to two interlocutors in the party, among the new members of the Bureau are expected Volodin, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, who is currently an “ordinary” member of the Supreme Council. It is possible that the Bureau will withdraw the Governor of Kemerovo region Aman Tuleev, who because of their age it is hard to go to meetings in Moscow, said a source close to the leadership of the party. If the decision is made, the money will remain an ordinary member of the Supreme Council, said the source .

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