“Fair Russia” may nominate a candidate for the presidency of the Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Olga Epifanova. The leader of the party Sergey Mironov “not want” to participate in the upcoming elections, “Vedomosti”, citing a source close to the leadership of the party.
According to him, Mironov is also considering support for “Pro-government candidate.” The leader of the socialist-revolutionaries told the newspaper that the issue with his nomination would be decided in the next few months. “If I go not away, the party has many worthy candidates,” he said.
Sources “Vedomosti” called among the possible candidates Deputy Oleg Shein, first Deputy Chairman of the faction “Fair Russia” Alexander Burkov and Deputy Valery Hartung.
One of the sources in the party said that Shein and Mironov, Burkov offered their candidacy, but another party member recalled that the leader of the CP, these issues are not solved, “solve them in the administration of the President.” He said that within the party, many insist on holding primaries. Now, however, the decision is not accepted.
“Within the party many of my colleagues insist on primaries, there is a group of decent people who walked away. But the decision has not been made, and now allowed anything,” he said.