Simferopol (QHA) - The next head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people will not be as influential as Mustafa Jemilev. This opinion was expressed by Crimean political analyst Vladimir Yegorov during a press conference in Simferopol. Yegorov said that the change of the political elite has started in the Crimean Tatar community, and this applies not only to Mejlis, but its opponents as well. Yegorov noted that at this stage Mejlis faces some political risks including loss of image of the whole body not only in Crimea and Ukraine, but internationally. “Today the Crimean Tatars don’t have anyone who could be as powerful and have as much influence as Mustafa Jemilev. Anyone who comes to his place would be compared to him. I think that a new person, appointed by Kurultay will not have the leading role. They will create some kind of institution as an honorary chairman for Mustafa Jemilev, and he will oversee the work of the new head of Mejlis”, concluded the analyst. At the same time, Yegorov noted that most likely Refat Chubarov will become new head of Mejlis. In turn, another Crimean political analyst Dmitry Omelchuk noted that under the new head of Mejlis, relations between Mejlis and Crimean authorities will not change. “No specific changes will take place. There is a tendency that Mejlis leadership cannot find common language with Crimean authorities. There have been some attempts to come to an agreement, but they failed”, said Omelchuk.

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