You live in a country where state surveillance and gathering of 'kompromat' on highly placed politicians has a long tradition; where blackmail has been regularly used as a political tool.
Your political enemies have a track record of bending the rules and cheating over several election campaigns.
You are in power and have [some] control over law enforcement agencies.
Fresh elections are to take place. Do you trust your enemies to be honest because they 'obitsyaly popravytysya?' [promised to mend their ways].
Or do you keep an eye [and an ear] open, to see what they are getting up to, just in case they cheat again?
Last time, it was the votes and the vote-counters that were 'bought'. Maybe this time they figured it would be easier to buy-out the newly-elected deputies?
Stories of bribes and 'slush funds' have been circulating for quite a while ..Will more evidence come to light soon, or used later, when the time is right?
Or maybe it's all being made up. What do you think?