MOSCOW, Aug 18 (PRIME) — The acting governor of Russias Tula Region Vladimir Gruzdev has been permanently appointed to the post by the regional legislative house at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.
After being nominated, Gruzdev said that he plans to cut the regions bureaucracy and create a regional government in the short term. The region is currently managed by the local administration, Gruzdev said, adding that he finds the system inefficient.
On August 11, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put Gruzdevs name forward as a candidate to be nominated as the regional governor. Earlier in August, the United Russia party chose a number of gubernatorial candidates for the Tula Region, including Gruzdev.
Under current legislation, political parties with a majority in regional legislatures have the right to propose at least three candidates for the positions of regional heads. The president then nominates one of the candidates, who the regional legislature can then approve or reject.
Vyacheslav Dudka, the regions former governor, resigned on July 29.