The sociologist about the protests in support Furgala: People offended that their chosen policy is removed

In the far East is always quite strong opposition sentiment, but rallies on the type of Khabarovsk would have occurred in other regions, if they were removed from office democratically-elected governors, said the candidate of sociological Sciences Ella Paneyakh.

In her opinion, criminal prosecution of the head of Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgala outraged citizens because they protest voted for him in the election, was happy with his political decisions, and now people have that voice taken away.

“We know that he is a man who in a normal political competition would not have won ever. However, a politician becomes a politician, when he was chosen as expected to choose politicians. Therefore, he was much more democratic, responsive, in accordance with the views of the electorate, unlike Moscow appointees. People insulting that they have chosen a man under some pretext or removed from office otherwise than through the same democratic elections,” said Paneyakh in conversation with the correspondent “of Rosbalt”.

According to the expert, the same situation would arise in another region of Russia, if there is repeated the situation with the protest vote and would have chosen any other candidate, except for United Russia. The “party of power” has become a toxic brand, it is a phenomenon today, although a few years ago, such protests would hardly be possible, said the sociologist.

All statements by Ella Paneyakh read soon in the “Rosbalt”. The reporter and other experts discussed the latest rallies in support of the disgraced official.

Recall that on 10 July the Governor of Khabarovsk territory Sergey Furgala was detained on charges of killings and attacks on businessmen in 2004-2005. The head of the region was sent to jail for two months.

Meanwhile, in Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Amursk and other cities held mass protests to demand the release of Furgala. Action continues on July 13.

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