Medvedev proposes acting Tula Region governor for permanent post

MOSCOW, Aug 11 (PRIME) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev put forward acting Governor of the Tula Region Vladimir Gruzdev as a candidate to be nominated as the permanent regional governor, the Kremlins press service said Thursday, RIA Novosti reported.

The proposal is to be considered by the regional legislative house.

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 his own accord on July 29.


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