Sochi City Assembly

The policy of "free" of the city after a long fight backstage members of Sochi City Assembly has finally agreed to hold municipal elections on the first Sunday in March next year. Mountain gave birth to a mouse, but these genera have been very difficult. The reason – the clash of interests between the local, territorial, and the Moscow elite. Since Soviet times Sochi was a kind of "free city". By Krasnodar he treated formally, on a geographical basis. Boundary Officials scrambled to expand its influence in Sochi, but usually without any significant result. Only the current governor Alexander Tkachev was not formally, but actually subordinate to the boundary of Sochi administration.

He began to pick up nominations of mayors and hold them for the post. But it seems that officials are still the main resort of the country can not "sit right." They can not, because it interfered with the Olympics, and the Kremlin have their views of the city. The mayor alone, and deputies 50. That's where it would seem, can roam a little in terms of providing authoritative seats right people. But no such luck. As always, it began with a discussion of administrative lists. These lists – special informal and secret documents.

They include those who are pleasing to the authorities and who should provide the greatest support. On a separate, specially fit, a person seeks to hold them at all costs. It means that we assume any outrage, except a serious crime. The set of methods of administrative resources is quite large: the removal of unwanted election of candidates through the electoral commission or a court (Completely subordinate administration in these matters), the hard PR in the media, threatening to take away the undesirable candidates business, political bribery rivals (come down from a distance, but we'll lucrative contract), different kinds of bribery and coercion of voters, falsification of election results.