Pamfilova commented on the withdrawal from the election Zimin

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotobank.Zimin. Archival photoPamfilova commented on the withdrawal from the election Zimin© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The head of the CEC of the Russian Federation, Ella Pamfilova has suggested that the reason for the withdrawal of Victor Zimin with elections in Khakassia could be a realistic assessment of a candidate of their capabilities.

«It will have to ask him. I can imagine that he really appreciates their capabilities, but this is a question for him. It is not for me to comment on that,» she said to RIA Novosti, answering a question why Zimin withdrew his candidacy.

The first round of elections in the Republic of Khakassia was held in a single voting day on 9 September. The candidate from «United Russia» Viktor Zimin scored of 32.42% of the vote, losing to the candidate from the Communist party Valentin Konovalov from 44,81%. A second round of voting was scheduled for 23 September.