NOVOSIBIRSK, June 8th. /TASS/. The mayor of Novosibirsk, head of the regional Communist party regional Committee Anatoly Elbow will not participate in early elections of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region. He said this to journalists on Friday during the break session of the Legislative Assembly of the region.
Earlier, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist party Sergei Obukhov told journalists in Novosibirsk that the party will nominate Lakota as a candidate for the post of Governor of the Novosibirsk region. According to the Communist party, it has high chances of winning and will surely bypass the candidate from “United Russia”. Obukhov said that the Elbow is the closest to victory in the gubernatorial elections in the regions of Siberia, the candidate from the Communist party, and announced that the party will throw all the forces to support it.
“We have reached a cooperation agreement. This agreement provides for the continuation in Novosibirsk, the direct election of the mayor, provides for joint projects for economic development. Now we have the opportunity to return to Novosibirsk a full development budget… We agreed on this. For this I took the decision, agreed with the leadership of the Communist party of the Russian Federation, to refuse promotion to the post of Governor in favor of Andrei Aleksandrovich (Travnikova, acting Governor of the Novosibirsk region),” said Elbow reporters.
Andrei Travnikov noted that welcomed the decision by Lakota who intends to stay on as mayor instead of the nomination for Governor. “We agreed to work together, and I am sure that our cooperation will be long-term and fruitful. I believe that in the largest municipality of the country in Novosibirsk, it is advisable to maintain the direct election of the mayor of the city, and I am ready to support Anatoly Evgenievich (Lakota) in the current work and in the next election cycle,” – said herbalists.
Early elections in the Novosibirsk region will be held in connection with the resignation 69-year-old Vladimir Gorodetsky. Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation on 6 October 2017 and appointed acting head of the region’s 46-year-old Andrew Travnikova. Previously, herbalists held the post of Deputy presidential envoy in the Northwest Federal district, was mayor of Vologda. Legislative Assembly of the region on June 8 appointed early elections of the Governor of the region on 9 September 2018.
Herbalists also claims to be the Governor of the Novosibirsk region. 13 may the political Council of regional branch of party “United Russia” approved the candidacy of four participants of preliminary voting by selection of candidates for elections. Finally the candidate of the party will be elected at a regional party conference on 14 June.
The victory of the Communist Lakota at the early elections of the mayor of Novosibirsk in April of 2014 for many was unexpected. He enlisted the support of the “United opposition” who withdrew the applicants and with a margin of 4% was ahead of the acting mayor, United Russia Vladimir Znatkova. In the past six months later, elections of the Governor of the Elbow did not participate, explaining that doesn’t want to fail just elected him the city’s residents.