26 Oct 2018 15:00

Eight candidates from parties, 5 self-nominees intend to run for Primorye governor

VLADIVOSTOK. Oct 26 (Interfax) - The elections commission of the Primorye Territory received 13 applications from people who want to run for the post of the territory's governor on Friday, the first day it accepted applications.

"Thirteen people filed documents today. There are five self-nominees, and eight people were nominated by parties," Natalya Kamayeva, the secretary of the territory's elections commission, told Interfax.

Documents were filed by candidates from the Liberal Democratic Party (State Duma deputy Andrei Andreichenko), the Party of Growth (Alexei Timchenko, the head of the Primorye division of Business Russia), Patriots of Russia, the Union of Citizens, For Russia's Women (Vladivostok duma deputy Rosa Chemeris), the Democratic Party of Russia, the Russian Green Party (Oleg Mitvol), and the Communist Party of Social Justice.

"The self-nominees are Kozhemyako, Vasilyev, Shcherbakov, Gnezdilov, and Mikhalchinkov," she said.

The territory's elections commission is accepting documents until November 18.

The Primorye Territory held two rounds of its gubernatorial election on September 9 and September 16. Their results were annulled due to multiple violations that accompanied the voting process. The region's acting Governor Andrei Tarasenko, who was nominated by the United Russia Party, and the Communist Party's nominee Andrei Ishchenko competed in the second round.

Tarasenko then refused to continue the election campaign and resigned. He was replaced by Oleg Kozhemyako, most recently the Sakhalin region's governor. The repeat election will be held on December 16.