Parfenchikov from the FSSP has become the main candidate on a post of the head of Karelia

Arthur Parfenchikov

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The head of the Federal bailiff service Arthur Parfenchikov has become the main candidate on a post of the head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen is, told RBC three sources: the Federal bailiff service, the Federation Council and close to the Kremlin source. The appointment is expected in the coming days

Karelian reshuffle

The head of the Federal bailiff service (FSSP) Arthur Parfenchikov service is the main contender for the post of head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen is who needs to resign. About it told RBC sources in the Federation Council and the FSSP and confirmed close to the Kremlin source.

“For the chief it’s all a bit sudden, he’s not going anywhere”, — told RBC source in the FBS. He added that the candidacy of the successor to the Parfenchikov not yet known, but most likely, it will be replaced by “someone”.

The interlocutor of RBC in the Federation Council, talking about the change Karelian Governor, suggested that a new appointment will be announced in the coming days. According to him, of all the candidates for the post of Karelian Governor, who discussed the media, the head of the FSSP is the most likely, as it “has the greatest business experience”.

Parfenchikov appointment to the post of the head of the Karelian also confirmed RBC close to the Kremlin source.

Informed about the possible resignation of Khudilainen in the next week reported by “RIA Novosti” with reference to a source in the Parliament.

Alexander Khudilainen

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Karelian Governor could get a place in the government of the Leningrad region, where he came from, told RBC Deputy of the legislative Assembly of Karelia and the leader of the party “Yabloko” Emilia Slabunov. The portal 47News suggested that the Khudilainen can claim a mandate in the legislative Assembly of Leningrad region from the Kirov district. Patron Khudilainen is considered to be a native of Leningrad — Director of the foreign intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin.

Before that, a Federal official told RBC about the two candidates for the post of the head of Karelia — head of the Federal bailiff service Arthur Parfenchikov, classmate of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the law faculty of Leningrad state University, and Ivan Valentine — the head of the Federal forestry Agency.

Conflict Governor

The khudilainen head the Republic of Karelia in may 2012, succeeding Andrew Nelidov. Prior to that, he held the post of head of the Gatchina district of the Leningrad region and was Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the region. In 2016 he received a reprimand from the President for the failure of the programme of resettlement of dilapidated housing.

Fund “the Petersburg policy” and communication holding “Minchenko Consulting” in December, prepared an edition of the ranking political survival of governors. In this five-point system are likely to remain in the position of Judilynn was estimated to be 3-. The khudilainen was appointed President in 2012 and his mandate will expire this may, but an early election he decided not to declare what influenced his low position in the ranking of survival of the Governor.

The strong points of the Governor’s analysts attributed the ability to mobilize both political power and resources, and neutralizing political opponents in the election. The khudilainen really considered a hardliner, when it was regularly instituted proceedings against political opponents of the head region. Karelian was defeated by the opposition of the strongest in the region branch of the “Yabloko”. In 2013, the mayor of Petrozavodsk was elected “yablochnitsa”, but after a series of conflicts with Kudelainen she lost the post. The former leader of the Karelian branch of Yabloko and the main sponsor of the party, businessman Vasily Popov because of the conflict with the Governor was in forced exile in Finland. Under the prosecution got a few more local “Yabloko” and figures among opponents of the Governor.

In 2015, the Khudilainen gained control of the Petrozavodsk city Council. The new speaker of the Parliament became his loyal Gennadiy Bodnarchuk. Former speaker Oleg Fokin was arrested after a conflict with the Governor. In jail and got a big businessman and ex-Senator of the Republic of devletian Alikhanov.

In 2016, a single day of voting in parallel with the elections to the state Duma in the Republic was elected by the city Council and the legislative Assembly. The court took the “Apple” list with the city Council elections on claim of the party “Rodina”.

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Bailiff instead of “ultrapatriot”

The resignation of Judilynn was waiting for a long time, as he was one of the most unpopular governors in Russia, concludes the political scientist Konstantin Kalachev. According to him, many observers believed that the native of Leningrad region and is sent to the region for Stripping the Karelian active opposition.

As the analyst believes, after the defeat of the Governor could be reelected, despite the low power ratings, although his new campaign would be accompanied by regular protests.

According to Kalachev, Karelia Republic, and so “poor,” but the Governor failed to build an effective system of regional management. Social optimism in the Republic is missing, social well-being of below average economic development indicators are also low, experts say.

The khudilainen was known resonant ohranitelskimi rhetoric. “Today, the activity of foreign special services. Significantly increased funding for destabilizing the situation in Russia, including Karelia,” — said the Governor in 2015. He linked the activities of foreign intelligence with the upcoming September municipal elections.

The trend in these tough politicians was typical in previous years, now time for more compromise figures, believes Kalachev.

Parfenchikov unlike Khudilainen is a native of the Republic. After studying at Leningrad state University, he interned at the Prosecutor’s office of the Olonets region (Karelia), where he worked until 1991. From 2000 to 2006 he was the Prosecutor of Petrozavodsk, after this he was appointed chief bailiff of St. Petersburg. A year later Parfenchikov became Deputy chief bailiff of Russia. The head of the Federal bailiff service, he was appointed on 29 December 2008.

Change Khudilainen on Parfenchikov in Karelia will mean the increased influence of Medvedev and Naryshkin weakening, said RBC analyst Yevgeny Minchenko. He confirmed that this appointment will happen “with high probability” in the near future.

The former leader of the Karelian branch of Yabloko businessman Popov told RBC that he was familiar with Parfenchikov during his work in the Prosecutor’s office of Karelia. “He was a good Prosecutor of Petrozavodsk, the local all know. He’s strong, smart, careful, avoids unnecessary conflict. Given his last post, the figure is very large for the Republic of Karelia. I hope that the work in Moscow, it did not spoil,” — says Popov.

Political analyst Nikolai Mironov told Parfenchikov as a representative of the law enforcement system is quite hard to restore order in the troubled region, but not a “pointless rigid and inflexible” as the Khudilainen. “But measures to restore order, for example, with deforestation and many other issues. Cope with the economy and social sphere — a question. Man is not an economic profile, but see how it goes. The region economically and socially in very bad condition. Here can be a weak spot,” — says the expert.

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