May 5, 2013 appointed by President Dmitry Medvedev, Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has resigned, saying that "the elected mayor is appointed to act effectively."Acting Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed Sobyanin temporarily serve as mayor until the elections scheduled for the autumn (ie, hold the post of Acting Mayor of Moscow).
summer, during the holiday, wishing it was necessary to apply for the right to be a candidate for the post of mayor and to collect signatures.The so-called municipal overcome the barrier, need to score a minimum of 6% of the signatures of all members of the Moscow City Duma for the election or the voters (not less than 1%, about 120,000 signatures).
total was registered 41 applications.The only self-nominees who have undergone registration, was Sergey Sobyanin.Representatives of the opposition system (members of the Liberal Democratic Party, the Communist Party, "Fair Russia" and "Apple"), and a representative of non-system opposition Alexei Navalny ready to participate in the election race.
According to preliminary surveys identified 4 main candidates: Sobyanin, Navalny, a representative of the Communist Party Ivan Melnikov and the candidate of the "Yabloko" party Sergei Mitrokhin.
election campaign of candidates was bright and confrontation - sharp.Television, radio, print and the Internet is full of propaganda in support of the politicians.To participate in the debates refused Sobyanin (referring to employment).Particularly acute left teleduel Alexei Navalny and Sergei Mitrokhin, the former party members.
themselves on election landslide won by Sergei Sobyanin, who collected 51.37%.Alexei Navalny laggards (27%) said that extra half percent of Muscovites deprived the second round (conductive, if one of the candidates is less than half of the total votes), were recruited with the help of the administrative resource.Later, in court, this information was not confirmed.
Sergei Sobyanin took office as mayor of Moscow, 27 October 2013.At the inauguration was attended by Vladimir Putin and Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.