According to the newspaper “Kommersant”, the Plenipotentiary representative of Russian President in the Urals Igor Kholmanskikh for the first time officially met with Roizman and asked him to withdraw from participating in the gubernatorial election. Thus, according to the newspaper, anything in return, the mayor of Yekaterinburg, the envoy offered.
Roizman himself has not yet commented on this message. “We discussed all sorts of issues talked about everything. Finished on a good note,” he said. On request, the press Secretary Roizman Victoria Mkrtchyan informed that at the meeting with Igor Kholmanskikh, the head of Yekaterinburg discussed “problems and prospects of development of the city.”
While Roizman decided about the party, which will run for Governor. Call her he did not, promising to win the election in the case of the passage of the municipal filter. In Sverdlovsk region it is set at 7.9%, and Roizman in September appealed to President Vladimir Putin with a proposal to cancel the filter “for the deputies of all levels and elected heads of cities”.
According to political scientist Alexander Pirogova, the ambition of the mayor of Yekaterinburg can not disturb the envoy, which led to the meeting Kholmanskikh Roizman. The mayor could use the conversation in order to convey his message about reducing the municipal filter for candidates.
The Governor of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Kuyvashev 17 APR asked Putin about the resignation and got it, becoming the acting head of the region. According to “Kommersant”, the day before he met with influential regional businessmen and discussed with them their pre-election article “five years of development.”
Roizman declared intention to compete for the Governor’s post a few hours after news of the resignation Kuyvasheva. “I’m here never lost one election,” he wrote in his microblog.
If Yevgeny Roizman to allow elections, he, no doubt, will win said political analyst Fedor Krasheninnikov. “That’s why he will obstruct at the level of the municipal filter. Either there are problems with the registration of signatures,” he said . According to experts, because of the fact that the victory of the Ekaterinburg mayor’s so obvious, he “will face a shortage of administrative resources, because to admit it before the election impossible”.