The former head of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko has sent an official letter to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin with the request to allow it to elections of the Governor of the region, as a candidate, according to RIA Novosti. The journalists said the press Secretary Levchenko Pavel Dobrodeev.

On September 13, 2020 in the Irkutsk region scheduled early elections of the Governor. Due to the fact that the vote has received the status of the extraordinary, the former head of region Sergey Levchenko, the current authority of the head in December 2019, may not participate as a candidate.


A politician trying to run for Governor, filed an official appeal to the administration of the President of the Russian Federation with a request to make an exception for him.

“Sergey Georgievich has addressed with the request to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to allow him to participate in the election of the Governor of the Irkutsk region”, – said the Dobrodeyev.

He also stressed that in his letter, Levchenko pointed at a difficult time for the country in which the election of regional heads, in his opinion, should be carried out without obstacles for voters and candidates.

As reported by “the Rambler”, analysts believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the Communist Sergei Levchenko, although technically the former head of the Irkutsk region resigned “voluntarily”. It is believed that the reason for the resignation Levchenko was criticism of the elimination of consequences of floods in the region, which killed 25 thousand people.