Informal campaign headquarters of Vladimir Putin will be operational in March 2017, a year before the presidential election. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to sources in the presidential administration.
According to interlocutors of the edition, support the informal headquarters of Putin may become state corporations and state companies. “In the Duma elections gave a roughly 50% turnout. Where else can you get people? If you get the opportunity to work with companies of state corporations, the turnout will be 70%,” — said one of the sources of the newspaper.
According to “Kommersant”, it is, in fact, is a refusal of the scheme that was used in 2012, when the presidential elections “United Russia” has provided a network for voter mobilization and legal pack: technically it was nominated the President, and public support was provided by the staffs of national support. Now, the paper stresses, EP resources will not be sufficient for the presidential election.
The Corporation is primarily a human resource and the geography is indicated by “Kommersant”. So, “Rosatom” unites employees more than 350 enterprises and scientific organizations, and the sales network of Rosneft covers 59 regions.
As noted in an interview with the publication, the head of Fund “the Petersburg policy” Michael Vinogradov, the state of the corporate structure is opaque to external audit and they are harder to catch on the use of administrative resources than, for example, regional authorities.
As previously reported , one of the key tasks in AP believe the increase in voter turnout. To attract people to the polls, the Kremlin, in particular, wants to abolish absentee ballots, to increase the number of polling stations and to hold referendums on issues of local importance in some regions. The opportunity to hold elections without absentee ballots can raise turnout by 0.5–1%, and good advocacy by 2-3%, claimed sources .