Petersburg electionsthe Governor of Petersburg shows cards
Last days election campaign in Petersburg were extremely sated. During week-end independent candidates have joined Yury Boldyreva`s block some, and now the block was made even with “ the Apple “ - the leader of the first round. And on Monday governor Vladimir Jakovlev has presented to voters the list of candidates which are supported by city administration.
Many expected that Vladimir Jakovlev will generate the list from independent candidates and will put them under a banner of local branch “ Fatherland “ created past Friday. However Jakovlev at congress luzhkovtsev has not appeared, though as speak, shortly before it personally persuaded many influential townspeople to enter movement. Anyway, the delegate of the constituent congress planned for December, 19th “ Fatherland “ the governor nevertheless have selected.
definitively position of Jakovleva has cleared up on Monday. In the afternoon he has informed in interview that doubts normal work ZS if the majority of deputies votes “ under the decision of political council of party “ also has declared support of candidates from there is nobody “ the Petersburg list “. In the evening the governor has acted on the TV, and after performance on the screen there were surnames of candidates which enjoy its support.
“ The Petersburg list “ it is prepared by three already selected deputies ZS - Konstantin Serovym, Oleg Nilov and Victor Novoselovym. In it there are representatives of various political forces - “ jablochniki “ boldyrevtsy, communists, but most of all independent candidates. And it is quite clear: will work with ill-matched parliament of executive power easily enough. In the list, in particular, there was a known writer and Anatoly Sobchaka Yury Shutov`s opponent, actress Elena Drapeko, the former chief of the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs Arcady Kramarev, eks - the chairman of the Executive Committee of the City Soviet of People`s Deputies Alexander ShChelkanov.
candidates from the list not too have not enough Chances of a victory. Especially if to consider that “ the Apple “ and block Boldyreva are keen on struggle with each other. In a past week-end “ the Apple “ took under protection of four candidates gajdarovskogo the block “ the Consent “ which left in the second round. It has offered support and to seven representatives boldyrevskogo the block. In the answer indignant speech of Boldyreva, however, has sounded. “ If they would like us to support, - the leader of the block, - please has told, but on reciprocity let do not count “. At the same time Boldyrev declared partvzyskanija (from fall in a post to last prevention) to those colleagues who were seduced with support “ jablochnikov “.
However in spite of the fact that Yury Boldyrev has spread rigid party discipline in the block, numbers of its supporters spread. One of these days it was adjoined by four independent candidates (including the former chief of the Municipal Department of Internal Affairs Anatoly Ponidelko) and some more a steel assotsiirovannymi members of the block, that is have agreed with its electoral programme. And now “ jablochniki “ and boldyrevtsy have on 22 candidates.
SERGEY - SLJUSARENKO, St.-Petersburg