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United Russia to offer to Putin candidacies of Yevkurov, Tatriyev for post of Ingushetia’s head

July 18, 2013, 18:18 UTC+3

For the victory a candidate should poll over half of votes of deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly

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MOSCOW, July 18 (Itar-Tass) - The United Russia Party will offer to Russian President Vladimir Putin two candidacies for the post of Ingushetia’s head - acting republican President Yunus-Bek Yevkurov and deputy chairman of the People’s Assembly Magomed Tatriyev, a source in the Russian presidential administration told Itar-Tass upon the results of the consultations between representatives of political parties and First Deputy Head of the Kremlin Administration Vyacheslav Volodin here on Thursday.

The consultations passed on the instructions of the president and were devoted to the nomination of the candidacies for the posts of the heads of Dagestan and Ingushetia.

Along with United Russia, the candidacy of Yevkurov is also nominated by the Communist Party, meanwhile, the Communists do not offer other candidates.

Yevkurov is also put on the lists of candidates from A Just Russia and Right Cause. Meanwhile, A Just Russia nominates head of a regional branch of the party Uruskhan Yevloyev and dean of the faculty of chemistry and biology of the Ingush State University (on the proposal from the Greens Party) Tugan Tochiyev, and the Right Cause Party nominated chairman of its republican branch Shamsudin Mamilov and Vice-President of the Ingush Chamber of Commerce and Industry Akhmed Shadiyev.

The Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, which does not have its faction in the republican People’s Assembly and participates in the nomination of candidacies as the State Duma party, offers State Duma deputy from LDPR Alexander Kropachev.

Last March, the federal law was enacted, under which Russian federal constituents cannot hold direct elections of their heads, replacing them with the election procedure of a regional head by the deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly from the candidacies, which the Russian president nominated at the proposal from the political parties. Only the political forces, which are represented in the State Duma or the parliament of the relevant region, are permitted to nominate their candidacies. The parties can nominate “no more than three candidacies,” and the president will nominate three candidates in the Legislative Assembly, meanwhile, the nominees from one or different parties can be among these three candidates.

For the victory a candidate should poll over half of votes of deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly. Otherwise, a second round will be held between two candidates, who gained the largest percentage of votes in the first round. In this case for the victory it is enough to gain a simple majority of votes.

Dagestan and Ingushetia passed to this system of elections and enacted the appropriate regional laws.

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