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The former head of the Angara Levchenko asked Putin to allow it to elections

The former Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko sent to the address of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the letter with the request to allow him to participate in presidential elections in the region 13 September, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary Levchenko Pavel Dobrodeev.

Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region has appointed early election of the Governor on September 13, 2020. Such status elections makes it impossible to nominate their candidate Levchenko, who resigned 12 December 2019 according to own statement. In mid-June Levchenko at a press conference appreciated the chances to take part in the elections in the ratio of 40: 60, where 40 — the possibility that the elections would not allow it.

In the letter it is that in a difficult period for the country's regional elections, it is important to have no unnecessary barriers for voters and candidates.

According to the election Committee, the Governor claimed seven people. Documents to the election Commission as independent candidates presented to the acting Governor Igor Kobzev, the mayor of Bodaibo and Bodaibo district Yevgeny Yumashev, chief of Department of sports reserve of the State College of Olympic reserve of Irkutsk Yuliya Berezhnova, as well as Chairman of the regional branch of the party "Rodina" Maxim Evdokimov, Deputy of the Duma of Irkutsk Gregory Vakulenko (Civic Platform), coordinator of regional branch of LDPR Andrey Confessor, the Deputy of regional legislative Assembly Larisa Egorova ("Fair Russia").