“United Russia” has completed the first round of evaluation of the work of its deputies in the state Duma. According to the composite rankings, which take into account estimates of presidential administration, governors and Duma faction, can be decided who of the deputies will participate in the elections to the state Duma 2021
As told to “Vedomosti” two United Russia, in the first five deputies, according to the party, were Evgeny Revenko, Irina Yarovaya, Olga Okuneva, Alexander Khinshtein and Lydia Antonova. The top 10 also included the first Deputy head of the faction Andrei Isayev (7th place) and the leader of the faction – Deputy Chairman of the Duma Sergei Neverov (9th place).
As explained by the interlocutor in “an United Russia” opinion of the deputies give the governors, the office of the President for domestic policy (Ohr), the faction and the party, after which the presidential administration will bring all the data in the overall rankings — presumably until the end of January. Party, for example, evaluates the work of regional MPs, in particular their involvement in the election campaign, resource support to regional offices, media activity (positive and negative publications, social media management), participation in party events and his own socio-political projects like the work of foster and charitable programs.
In the first place evaluated media activity of Parliament and its benefits for the party, said another member. All the deputies on the results of the party scores points.
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Fraction unlike parties in scores of deputies have not been evaluated, and distributed them in three zones – green, yellow and red. “The red turned Natalia Poklonskaya, who voted against pension reform”, – explains the interlocutor in “an United Russia”. The faction also AbrasivAla deputies, whether they be elected in 2021, and analyzed their work on behalf of the faction – for example, voting on high-profile bills like the pension reform. In addition, according to a person in the faction, assessed the relationship of deputies with the regional offices of the party and governors, and as more information goes whether the Deputy at the plenary meeting and how to vote. A survey of intention to be re-elected also were conducted, confirms the source: those who do not plan, asked whether they need assistance with employment. Faction wants to understand what the deputies to rely on, if they made unpopular bills, he knows.
Assessment need governors, as they have to provide the result of the elections, said another source. Ohr collects opinions of the political blocs in the regional administrations, which assess the performance of the deputies in the territories, participation in public events and their coverage.
According to the survey conducted by the faction, don’t want to be re-elected about 40 of 341 deputies-United Russia, says the man in the faction. In 2016, Council has been updated about 50%, not less than it will be in 2021, says another member: “we Need to understand the political capital of every MP to work on a forecasting situation. So the party invigorates deputies and evaluates who work professionally and to be elected. It may be those who, for example, active in social networks, but the conversion of this activity into the electoral effect may not be very high.” After this analysis it will be possible to build a campaign strategy, considering the resources and the work of deputies in the regions and in the Duma, he said.
it is Assumed that the assessment of the MPs will be held once a quarter, the second phase may be as early as February, said people in the party: it is planned to evaluate the work of deputies in committees.
the point in such analysis is, but it is not necessary to absolutize the importance of evaluations, the head of the Fund ISAPI Dmitry Badovsky: “With a soft rating it is possible to solve an important, though limited task: to identify “those who are definitely not”, i.e. about 20% of the deputies who are to consider in future elections as candidates do not make sense”. But further decisions are required more fine-tuning tools, the expert believes: “the Criteria for evaluating the work of MPs can include different figures, but their weight and importance are different, it makes sense to “pereozvuchivat” for different types and groups of deputies. Any faction has a kind of division of labor: someone largely provides expert work on the bill, somebody the work of the committees, someone determines the political work of faction, to promote its positions in the plenary hall and the media. And, for example, for many deputies elected in the districts, the most crucial active work with voters in the region and support rating in the area”.
In the end, the faction need “speakers” to promote the position, and “polemicists” to debate with opponents, and public organizations to interact with social groups and “experts” for professional laws, “the field researcher” for a permanent job on earth, emphasizes the standpoint: “the Task is not to each member equally performed all of these functions – it’s possible, but rare. The challenge to the faction in General was provide proper balance and linkage of people with these functions and competences”.
the Only thing surprising in this initiative – although, it seems, all this in Russia have become accustomed, is that the assessment of the Deputy corps, “United Russia” in fact engaged in the presidential administration, says political scientist Grigory Votes: “Such things should be dealt with the parties themselves, they can formulate Lubae criteria for their lists. This confirms the bogus nature of the Russian party system. Not the case of the presidential administration to engage in the selection of candidates even in the ruling party – “United Russia” needs to do it herself. We have a lot of things which we are accustomed, but which everywhere in the world would have looked strange.” In General, if to speak in essence, the selected evaluation criteria are reasonable, said of the Votes: “the Party, selecting candidates should in their own interests to consider, will increase the percentage of votes or that person. Should be also estimated his popularity, relations in the region, ability to influence opinion leaders, how it will be useful in the faction – you’ve got to consider legislative activity, participation in debates, if any. Naturally, the loyalty of the party as such should be considered: people vote with all party members or not. All this is amenable to evaluation and formalization”. In most games it is done by their leaders in the eye and takes into account not only objective criteria but also the inner-party situation, the loyalty of those or other people, confident Voices: “But in Russia, all of these loyalty and the hands are projected onto the attitude to Executive power in General and to the staff within the presidential administration in particular.”