Experts praised the intention of Mitvol to participate in elections in Primorye

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in fotobanka Mitvol. Archival photoExperts praised the intention of Mitvol to participate in elections in Primorye© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Statement of policy Oleg Mitvol on the possible participation in elections of the Governor of Primorsky Krai from the party «Freedom and democracy», founded by the former mayor of Vladivostok Victor Cherepkova, is an attempt to remind myself, then to have any political prospects, according to political analysts interviewed by RIA Novosti.

According to one analyst, Mitvol in this case can be compared to TV presenter Ksenia Sobchak, who put forward his candidacy for presidential elections: her figure was also a contradictory attitude, by a high anti-rating, and participation in the election campaign was interpreted by many as a desire to pull votes from the opposition.

The electoral Commission of Primorye, on the recommendation of the CEC of Russia has recognized the results of the past September 16, the second round of elections of the head of region is invalid. The former acting head of the region Andriy Tarasenko declared that considers correct the decision. The candidate from the Communist party Andrei Ishchenko said that he would contest the results in three areas: in Ussuriysk, Artyom and Nakhodka, lawsuits have been filed. It is expected that the next election will be on December 16. Acting head of the region appointed Oleg Kozhemyako, head to this Sakhalin oblast. He said he plans to participate in elections of the head region as an independent candidate.

Attracting attention

According to the General Director of the Center for political information Alexei Mukhin, the population of Primorye has clearly shown that only accepts «their candidates», so Mitvol, who, «apparently, just decided to remind myself of the political elite – do not Shine».

«Here he uses the Olympic principle – not victory, and participation, warming up before some important event. It is likely that he will declare that he will run for elections in Petersburg in 2019, and so on,» suggested the analyst.

The expert of the Institute of humanitarian and political studies Vladimir Slatinov also noted that one of the objectives pursued by Mitvol is a PR campaign.

«First, this is definitely a PR, because politicians like Mr Mitvol, who dropped out of the main system of the political field, does not belong to the system of parliamentary parties… I want to remind myself… Mitvol main goal is to try for the wave of protest in Primorye try to remind myself, to draw attention to his person, to maintain some political perspectives, to occupy a prominent place in political life», — says the analyst.

Commenting on the statement Mitvol, the General Director of Institute of regional problems Dmitry Zhuravlev said that in politics, as in theater: you can’t go on stage. «If you don’t go on stage you forget the audience. Therefore, it is an attempt not even to attract attention and to remind about their existence» — said the expert.

Another Sobchak

Slatinov added that in this context, the statement Mitvol can be viewed under the same prism as the participation in the presidential elections of 2018 Ksenia Sobchak. «I would liken Mitvol in a sense, Ksenia Anatolyevna Sobchak in the election of the President. He also has an offensive image, a very high rating, contradictory attitude, but nevertheless, he can delay on itself a part of the opposition attention and some part of the votes,» — said the expert.

The analyst noted that this option may be favorable to the candidate from the power, so it is possible that Mitvol will be able to garner support from municipal deputies and to overcome the municipal filter to register his candidacy.

However, Mukhin believes that the chances of overcoming the municipal filter from Mitvol no. «Conspiracy, if only he will agree to support «United Russia», we can assume that he will pass the filter. But actually this is impossible, because «United Russia» and Mitvol is like water and oil,» — says the analyst.

Skeptical about the chances Mitvol elections and Zhuravlev. «I think that Mr Mitvol is not elected… So you chose in Primorye – you either need very strong support from Moscow, or you must be born in Vladivostok. There are very strong regional patriotism in order to kill, need a lot of resources, I think that Mitvol they are not», — stated the analyst. —0-

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