What elections will be in 2019 in Russia
If large-scale election campaigns take place this fall, what elections will be held in 2019 in Russia and who will the citizens choose? Next year, the procedure will be repeated in those regions whose heads left the post in June 2018.
Elections in the country
For the first time, elections in Russia were held back in the ninth century, in Veliky Novgorod. This system was also used in the Pskov principality, but from the 16th century until the beginning of the last century, elections were not held.
Today, the election procedure is one of the most common forms of participation of the country's population in the socio-political life of Russia. By choosing and approving candidates for the position of the head of the governing body, citizens express their agreement with this or that program.
There are three types of this system:
- Majority. The winner is the one for whom the greatest number of people are given;
- Proportional. The distribution of parliamentary seats according to the votes received;
- Hybrid Synthesis of the first two types of election procedure.
Important! Elections of the President of Russia are made by the majority system.
Suffrage arises when a person reaches 18 years of age. And the right to be elected is 24 years old. To run for office as head of state is 35 years old.
In which regions will the elections be held
In the post-Soviet period, elections at various levels were held in a chaotic manner - each region could arrange an election process on a day off. But in the early 2000s, changes were made that established a single voting day. So, the election of the head of state is always held in March, and in the State Duma - in the fall.
This fall, September 9, elections will be held with the following definition:
- seven deputies will be elected to the State Duma;
- deputies to legislative bodies in 17 subjects;
- chapters of twenty-six regions (see table below).
|Region of the Russian Federation||Governor name, appointment date||Cause|
|Altai region||V.P. Tomenko, 05/30/2018||Early election|
|Amur region||V.A., Orlov, 05/30/2018||Early election|
|Voronezh region||A.V. Gusev, 12/25/2017||Early election|
|Ivanovo region||Ss Resurrection 10.10.2017||Early election|
|Kemerovo region||S.E. Tsivilev, 04/01/2018||Early election|
|Krasnoyarsk region||A.V. Uss, 09/29/2017||Early election|
|Magadan Region||S.K. Nosov 05/28/2018||Elections|
|Nizhny Novgorod Region||G.S. Nikitin, 09/26/2017||Early election|
|Novosibirsk region||A.A. Travnikov, 10/06/2017||Early election|
|Omsk region||A.L. Burkov, 10/09/2017||Early election|
|Oryol Region||A.E. Klychkov, 10/05/2017||Early election|
|Primorsky Krai||A.V. Tarasenko, 04.10.2017||Early election|
|Pskov region||M.Yu. Vedernikov, 10/12/2017||Early election|
|The Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)||A.S. Nikolaev, 05.28.2018||Early election|
|The Republic of Khakassia||Elections|
|Samara Region||DI. Azarov, 09/25/2017||Early election|
|Tyumen region||A.V. Moore, 05/29/2018||Early election|
|Chukotka Autonomous District||Elections|
In those regions where chapters were dismissed after June 9, elections will be held next year.
The latest news about the elections in Moscow
According to the latest news, at the beginning of September in Moscow they will elect the mayor of the city. Reception of documents from candidates began on June 4 and will end on July 2. Initially, potential chapters are awaited by the so-called “municipal filter”.For its passage, candidates must receive the support of at least 6% of deputies of municipalities of the city. As for self-promoted candidates, they need to collect signatures of voters - from 36.1 thousand to 39.7 thousand. For comparison, a threshold of 73 thousand signatures was set for the last elections. This is followed by the stage of verification of documents, with the decision on registration or refusal and, thus, on July 13 the list of candidates for mayor of the capital of Russia will be known.
If a citizen wants to nominate his candidacy, he must be at least 30 years old on election day. The mayor is elected for a term of five years, while he cannot hold office for more than 2 consecutive terms. At present, Sergei Sobyanin, acting mayor, head of the Green Alliance party Alexander Zandyrin, former State Duma deputy Dmitry Gudkov, journalist Anton Krasovsky, have announced their participation in the elections.