The former Governor of the Irkutsk region Sergey Levchenko (Communist party) sent the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the letter with the request to allow him to participate in presidential elections in the region on 13 September. This was reported by RIA Novosti press-Secretary Levchenko Pavel Dobrodeev.

“Indeed, Sergey Georgievich has addressed with the request to Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin to allow him to participate in elections of the Governor of the Irkutsk region, which will be held on September 13. His letter directed to presidential administration of the Russian Federation”, —quotes Agency the words dobrodeeva.

May 21, the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing a source close to the presidential administration, reported that Levchenko will not allow the elections of the head region. The newspaper said that “with him [Levchenko] spent so much time fighting not to allow the elections again.” Participation in the elections will also temporarily fulfilling duties of the Governor Igor Kobzev, a former Deputy head of the emergencies Ministry. Another interviewee of “Vedomosti” said that the nomination Levchenko will mean a confrontation of the Communist party “United Russia” and not Kobzevo, and President Vladimir Putin.

Levchenko was dismissed in December 2019 after the devastating floods in the region. Putin was later criticized him and said that not all the problems associated with the elements, managed to solve it. According to him, to say that Levchenko worked “really bad”, it is impossible, however, the situation did not tolerate “slow work”.