Experts explain the resignation Shantsev conflict with regional elites

MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. Political analysts believe that the departure of Valery Shantsev as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region can be caused by his conflict with regional elites, and that it lies in line with the resignation of the head of the Samara region Nikolay Merkushkin, which occurred on Monday.

“This story stems from the fact that regional elites are in a long conflict with these governors, with Merkushin and entrenching. If it is not scary in the normal course of financial and economic activities of the region, in the course of campaigning in the presidential campaign it can cause some serious damage,” – said TASS political analyst Andrei Kolyadin.

In his opinion, “the elites who are fighting against the Governor may activate the fight and during the election work, to the detriment of the election campaign of the President.”

“It is clear that the Governor, who will succeed in this campaign, will receive certain preferences, so the desire to harm the Governor may spread to the turnout on the voting results in the election campaign of the President. Therefore, according to Shantsev, and Merkushin was taken such decisions”, – said the interlocutor of the TASS.

He also called the appointment temporarily fulfilling duties of the head of the region first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin a good option.

“This is one of the most intelligent, interesting and talented [employees] in the Ministry of industry and trade,” said the analyst, referring to his experience with Nikitin. The expert also reminded that the new head of the region held a “training and testing” in Russian presidential Academy of national economy and public administration.

The differences Shantsev regional elites said the Director of the Center for political analysis Pavel Danilin.

“There were serious problems in relations with the elites of the Governor, and as a result, tensions in the region because of this”, – said the analyst. However, he believes that although the Nizhny Novgorod region when Chancewe was “landscaped”, she needed a new head, “fresh blood”.

“Nikitin is a young, energetic, from the Federal government, the Deputy Minister, also is in line with last year’s appointments, when the regions came the young cadres,” said Danilin.