That press conference Savchenko is scheduled for 11 am Wednesday, February 8, said his assistant. On the question of, not whether Savchenko intends to declare the resignation, the source said, “what press conference are only about resignations?”. However, the question of the Governor’s representative did not answer, having suggested to wait for the press conference.
A source close to the Kremlin, confirmed that Savchenko has scheduled a press conference, but the theme of the event called difficult.
Earlier, after a press-conferences on early resignations announced two governors. On 6 February, on his retirement from the post of the head of region has declared the Governor of Perm region Viktor Basargin, 7 February — the head of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn. Both had in this year’s elections, as well as Savchenko, who was elected in direct elections in 2012.
Political analyst Nikolai Mironov said that such a press conference is needed to distance the resignation from the Kremlin’s decision and associate it with the local agenda. The expert is sure that’s possible resignation Savchenko unlike cases Basargin and Nagovitsyna, but rather a voluntary decision to “give way to young”.
According to him, the political resource of the Governor being exhausted, for example, he can go to the Federation Council, where he will act as an experienced lobbyist with the Federal bonds. “Savchenko is one of the few governors that works not only with the elites but with the population, — says the expert. He often traveled to the areas and spoke personally with people at the internal polls he has good ratings and he is able to score high in the elections the result without fraud. This is not a resignation for the shortcomings, it is the decision to leave.”
In the January rankings of the Fund “Petersburg policy” Belgorod oblast is among the ten regions with the “highest” socio-political stability. However, in the latest ranking of “survival of the governors” Savchenko rating fell from 5 to 4, said the head of the Foundation Mikhail Vinogradov. According to him, Savchenko was approaching the 30 year milestone of regional governance than has formed a reputation as “eternal”, because of the accentuated exemplary region, the Governor.
“Because of its periodic refusals to go to the Federal government to submit to the humiliating resignation difficult — in the worst case, all may be honorable and even, perhaps, with a nominal increase, — says the analyst. — Although, as in the case of [Kemerovo head Aman] Tuleyev, no one knows whether the economic and political system of the region or the current super stability — due to the fact that it hasn’t been trying to undermine”.
As reported , on the eve of the single voting day in September experts expect a series of changes in the gubernatorial corps. In December 2016 was released the ranking of survival of governors, made by Fund “the Petersburg policy” and holding “Minchenko Consulting”. “Deuces” received the Governor of the Pskov region Andrei Turchak, Valery Shantsev of the Nizhny Novgorod region, Orel Governor Communist Vadim Potomsky, the head of the Samara region Nikolay Merkushkin and the Governor of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn. “Two plus” coped Viktor Basargin, head of Perm Krai, as well as his colleague from the Saratov Valery Radaev and “rolled” over the year “losers” Sverdlovsk Governor Yevgeny Kuyvashev.