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Political analyst: Anton Ischenko to be forgotten by Penza, Saratov in a few years

13:41 | 10.03.2015 | Politics

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Penza, 10 March 2015. PenzaNews. A Saratov political analyst Dmitry Chernyshevsky has commented the intentions of Anton Ischenko, State Duma Deputy for the LDPR faction, to take part in the election for the Penza region governor.

According to him, it is a regular practice for lesser politicians who have no confidence in their victory to “hop” between regions as a means to boost their popularity.

“Ischenko will be just a line in the ballot without any chances of success and politically acceptable result both in Penza and Saratov,” said Dmitry Chernyshevsky.

He also noted that Anton Ischenko will be quite likely to take part in the elections for the governor of Saratov, as it is his way of life, but the residents will meet him coldly.

“Our people are not stupid, and I think nobody will remember Ischenko both in Penza and Saratov. I think he will just be forgotten. As for which region is more important for Ischenko: I think neither of them. At least I have the grounds to say he is known in the official echelons in Penza, but most people hardly know him,” “Saratov24” news agency quotes Dmitry Chernyshevsky.

As PenzaNews agency informed earlier, the preliminary list of LDPR candidates for the upcoming election for the governor of the Penza region includes four people.

They are Anton Ischenko, deputy of the Russian Duma; Mikhail Usov, coordinator of the Penza regional LDPR department; Zhigansha Tuktarov, deputy of the Penza City Duma; and Igor Sarantsev, coordinator of the Kamenka area party branch.

According to expectations, the four potential gubernatorial candidates from the Liberal-Democratic Party will form a joint election program and present it to the public in a month.

The name of the LDPR candidate for the election as the Penza region governor will be announced in May.

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