Smolny is preparing for the 2024 gubernatorial elections, Natalya Chechina, a long-time friend of the incumbent governor Alexander Beglov, is rapidly being deprived of the opportunity to influence the course of the process, the source writes. At the same time, the positions of deputy governor Boris Piotrovsky, who is considered by many to be the likely next governor of St. Petersburg, are strengthening.
Denis Tsaregorodtsev became the new head of the territorial development committee. It is known that he previously served as the head of the apparatus of the city Legislative Assembly, and is considered a person close to the speaker of parliament Alexander Belsky. According to media reports, it was Tsaregorodtsev who prepared the municipal reform, which would consolidate the Moscow Region. This decision bind with Belsky’s desire to control them better, which is why it is required to be completed before fall 2024.
Previously about the preparation of the municipal reform attention telegram channel “Rotonda” – the authors were surprised that it was not Chechina who was preparing, but the man from Belsky. Apparently, now they intend to strip her of her last powers, which allow her to influence the elections, and it is likely that she will occupy the chair of governor Boris Piotrovsky, whose intentions to run have already been announced. wrote in the media.