Kremlin created a model on search of ‘ideal governors’ – like Sobyanin
Candidates for the post of head of region will now be obliged to pass a special ‘difficult’ test.
In February five governors resigned: Victor Basargin (Perm Region), Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn (Buryatia), Sergey Mitin (Novgorod Region), Alexander Hudilaynen (Karelia) and Oleg Kovalyov (Ryazan Region). As writes RBC with reference to a source, in case of decision making about resignation of this or that head the Kremlin considered several factors.
First of all, criteria of efficiency among which there is dynamics of an economic situation, electoral ratings, availability of the conflict of elite and a corruption component. Other ratings were studied: polls of the FSO, VCIOM, FOM georating. Also considered a region request for updating, the interlocutor of the edition declared.
Having studied all this information, the president made the decision – “what kind of governor he would not like to support”. First of all, questionable there was a destiny of governors of those regions where elections shall take place this year there.
Potential successors were selected during the whole January, and all candidates, according to the source, shall pass “difficult test” and approach as much as possible under “a profile of the ideal head of the subject” which was developed in Presidential Administration. According to the Kremlin, close to an ideal were: Anatoly Artamonov (Kaluga Region), Vladimir Yakushev (Tyumen Region), Rustam Minnikhanov (Tatarstan) and Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin. With each of them, according to the interlocutor of RBC, agreed about arrival of experts to whom “ideal governors” told about the work experience.
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