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Two candidates for governor of Irkutsk region withdrew from elections
Two candidates refused to run for governor. Maxim Evdokimov, nominated by the Rodina party, and Grigory Vakulenko from Civic Platform, rejected the pre-election race.
“Both yesterday submitted applications to withdraw their candidacies. Today the election commission of the Irkutsk region made a decision to cancel the registration of these candidates. They have officially ceased participation in the election campaign, "EastRussia was told in the press service of the regional Election Commission.
Now only five candidates are running for the post of governor: Mikhail Shchapov from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Andrei Dukhovnikov from the Liberal Democratic Party, Gennady Shchadov from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Larisa Yegorova from Fair Russia, and Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev, who runs as a self-nominated candidate.
The election of the governor of the Irkutsk region will be held on September 13. They will be earlysince the former head of the region, the communist Sergei Levchenko resigned... He intended to go to the polls, and asked the president for permissionbut never received it.