The political scientist explained the decision Zimin about removal from elections in the Republic of Khakassia

© Press-service of the government of the Republic of Haksever Zimin. Archive photoThe political scientist explained the decision Zimin about removal from elections in the Republic of Khakassia© the Press-service of the government of the Republic of Khakassia

The decision of the head of Khakassia Viktor Zimin on the withdrawal from the second round of elections is associated with low levels of voter confidence, the Vice-President of the Foundation open new democracy Anna Fedorova.

Acting head of Khakassia Victor Zimin withdrew from the second round of elections, which, as reported by the CEC, will now be held in two weeks with the participation of the candidate from the Communist party Valentin Konovalov and the candidate from «Fair Russia» Andrei Filapina, who took third place in the first round. According to the national electoral Committee, Zimin withdrew his candidacy for health reasons.

«I think that this is due to several factors. First, the results of the first round showed that not too high confidence of voters,» said Fyodorov, RIA Novosti reported.

«Secondly, I think that this decision was agreed with Moscow. And this is due to the fact that power categorically did not want a repeat of the seaside scenario, namely, election violations, fraud, scandals. Here, for the Kremlin, it is crucial that the elections were held legally, transparently and flawlessly, not a man will win,» she added.

Fedorov noted that the preservation of the legitimacy of the institution of elections and credibility of people is impossible for any violations. «So, I think the decision Zimin was completely consistent. Not the fact that in another scenario, the region could ensure fair and transparent lawful elections,» she concluded.

In the first round of elections on 9 September Konovalov received 44,81% of the votes, Zimin — of 32.42%, Filegen — of 11.23%.

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