MOSCOW, June 20. /TASS/. The Moscow city branch of the liberal democratic party conference on Wednesday put forward a candidate in the elections of the mayor of Moscow state Duma Deputy Mikhail Degtyarev, the correspondent of TASS.
In the state Duma Degtyarev head of the Committee for physical culture, sport, tourism and youth Affairs. He already ran for mayor in the last election in 2013. Degtyarev has typed 2,86% of the votes and came fifth out of six.
LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, speaking at the conference, said that Moscow is “the richest, most cultured city, able to organize events of any scale.” According to the politician, “the mayor according to their status meets the Prime Minister”.
Introducing Degtyarev, Zhirinovsky said that the candidate received a good education, he is a master of sports in fencing and the father of three sons. “This is a man who meets the high requirement today, we’re going to help him, including me,” said the leader of the liberal democratic party.
He Degtyarev said that to win elections of the mayor will be very difficult, but promised that “everything will be seriously” and he will fight for a high result. “Personally, I think his main task in the elections to show a high class of political games,” he said. Among the points of his election program Degtyarev called the fight against crime and the development of tourism.
Elections of the mayor
Earlier, 19 people filed to the Moscow city election Commission the documents for nomination as candidates for mayor. Acting mayor Sergei Sobyanin participates in elections as the independent candidate. The Communist party is running the ex – Deputy of the Moscow city Duma and the state Duma Vadim Kumin, from “Fair Russia” – municipal Deputy Ilya Sviridov. In addition, the number of applicants for a post of the mayor, ex-state Duma Deputy Dmitry Gudkov nominated by “Civil initiative”, the independents: the head of the municipality “Krasnoselskoe” Ilya Yashin, the leader of group “metal Corrosion” Sergey Troitsky, businessman Herman Sterligov, social activist and journalist Anton Krasovsky.
Each candidate for participation in elections it is necessary to overcome the “municipal filter” is to collect the support signatures of at least 110 deputies in 110 municipalities. This resource on the results of the last in last year’s municipal elections has only the “United Russia”. The independent candidate must also enlist the support of 36 million voters. Elections of the mayor of Moscow will be held September 9, in a single day of voting.