Deputy of the Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk Region Stepan Frantenko cost a lot of money in his next “dashing” election to the regional parliament. One question: is the game worth the candle? While at the start of a new one convening The answer is almost definitely negative.
Stepan Frantenko, the young “star” of the Irkutsk Legislative Assembly, received a pass into the walls of the gray house for the second time this political season. For the first time, Stepan Sergeevich was helped by boundless luck (he received the mandate “inherited from Sergei Brilka, who left for the Federation Council), this time – a frank agreement.
The main opponent of Stepan Frantenko, a representative of the no less eminent agricultural clan for the Usolsky region, Pavel Sumarokov, was “politely asked” to take his place
on the bench on the party list of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (*country sponsor of terrorism). Thus, actually clearing the way for Stepan to the Legislative Assembly.
Of course, the frank agreement did not come without subsequent “compensation”, and the scandalous and restless representative of the Sumarokov family, together with the enterprise “Usolsky Pig Farm” entrusted to him, received his portion of “gingerbread”.
What did Stepan Frantenko receive? A modest position as deputy chairman of the committee on legislation on environmental management, ecology and agriculture. And, on the one hand, this appointment is very logical: a young “green” deputy, who is too early to play “serious games” and who represents one of the largest agricultural corporations in the region, fits quite appropriately into the outline of the formed committee.
If not for two significant “buts”. The first “damn lumpy” is the person of the elected head of the committee of the former mayor of the Nukutsky region, Sergei Gomboev, who is connected with agriculture, like a steppe goat with the principles of higher mathematics. Read: very indirectly, through an equally “outstanding” person in the Irkutsk agricultural industry, Kuzma Aldarov, who actually dragged Gomboev into the regional parliament this year for its first “triumphant” convocation. And immediately to the chair of the committee chairman.
Gomboev Sergey © Project “Faces of Siberia”
The second ambiguous fact: Frantenko has already played the role of the second “flute” in the above-mentioned committee for the past five years without visible and significant achievements. And repeating this “pirouette” is a strange and highly questionable “step” in terms of effectiveness. Moreover, in the previous five years in the parliamentary field he did not show much “zeal.”
A Harvard graduate, formally the deputy head of Belorechenskoye OJSC, in fact the grandson of the eminent Gabriel Frantenko and therefore the future successor of the entire corporation, Stepan Frantenko practically “paid” for passage into the regional parliament with multimillion-dollar subsidies from the regional budget to his main competitors “Usolsky Pig Farm” and, to be honest, I ended up in an epic mess.
But who knows, perhaps very soon Belorechensky OJSC will receive an attraction of unheard-of generosity from the regional government, and the voters of the Usolsky district, who have received a deputy “inherited” for the second time, will have unprecedented legislative work.