The Moscow elections are one of the biggest political events.
Elections of the mayor of Moscow - the largest city onPost-Soviet space, which took place in September 2013, have already had, and will undoubtedly still have, a tremendous impact on the economic and social processes in Russia.
May 5, 2013, appointed by President DmitryMedvedev the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin resigned, saying that "the elected mayor will act more efficiently appointed." The current Russian president, Vladimir Putin, suggested that Sobyanin temporarily serve as mayor of the capital until the elections scheduled for the fall (that is, serve as mayor of Moscow).
In summer, during the holidays, those who want toWas to apply for the right to be a candidate for the post of mayor and collect signatures. The so-called overcoming of the municipal barrier, it is necessary to collect at least 6% of signatures of all members of the Moscow City Duma to participate in elections or voters (at least 1%, about 120,000 signatures).
A total of 41 applications were registered. The only self-nominated, who passed the registration procedure, was Sergei Sobyanin. Representatives of the systemic opposition (members of the LDPR, the Communist Party, Fair Russia and Yabloko), as well as a representative of the non-systemic opposition Aleksei Navalny, got ready to participate in the election race.
According to preliminary polls, four main candidates were singled out: Sobyanin, Navalny, the Communist Party representative Ivan Melnikov, and the nominee for the Yabloko party, Sergei Mitrokhin.
The election company of candidates was bright, andConfrontation - acute. Television, radio, print and the Internet were full of agitation in support of politicians. Sobyanin refused to participate in the televised debates (referring to his employment). Particularly acute was the teleduel of Alexei Navalny and Sergei Mitrokhin, former party members.
On the elections, a confident victory was won by SergeiSobyanin, who collected 51.37%. The straggler Aleksei Navalny (27%) said that an extra one and a half percent who deprived Muscovites of the second round (held if one of the candidates has less than half of the total number of votes) were recruited with the help of an administrative resource. Subsequently, at the trial, this information was not confirmed.
Sergei Sobyanin took office as mayor of Moscow on October 27, 2013. At the inauguration attended by Vladimir Putin and Metropolitan Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.