PARNAS nominated Roizman as a candidate in the elections of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region

Yevgeny Roizman

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YEKATERINBURG, June 18. /TASS/. People’s freedom party (PARNAS) has put forward Yevgeny Roizman as a candidate in the elections of the Governor of Sverdlovsk region. The decision was taken unanimously at the meeting of the regional branch of the party, told TASS the Chairman of the Sverdlovsk regional branch of PARNAS Mikhail Borisov.

“Today at the meeting of the regional branch of PARNAS secret ballot, it was decided to nominate Yevgeny Roizman as a candidate for Governor of the Sverdlovsk region. We have prepared a package of documents, however, Roizman had planned to move forward from party “the Apple”, so we are waiting for his decision. If it does not become a candidate from our party, we still support,” he said.

Earlier Sverdlovsk electoral Committee has accepted documents from the six candidates for the post of head of Sverdlovsk region – acting Governor of the region Yevgeny Kuyvashev (United Russia), Deputy of the Ekaterinburg municipal Duma Dmitry Sergin (“the Russian party of pensioners for social justice”), the Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk region Dmitry Ionin (“Fair Russia”), member of the Board “Plus Bank” Alexey Parfenov (CPRF), Igor Toroshin (LDPR) and Deputy of the Yekaterinburg city Duma Konstantin Kiselev (“Green”).

On Saturday, June 17, the regional branch of the party “Yabloko” could not select the candidate on elections of the Governor of Sverdlovsk area from-for disagreement with the candidacy of the mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman. The head of regional branch of party Yury Pereverzev and 10 delegates announced the withdrawal from the party and left the conference.

Elections of the head of Sverdlovsk region appointed on 10 September 2017. Participate in them can only candidates from political parties, self-nomination is not provided. For admission to the presidential race, candidates must overcome the so-called municipal filter, i.e., to collect signatures of deputies of representative bodies and heads of municipalities elected by direct elections. Each applicant must provide at least 126 and no more than 132 such signatures.