The General Council of the EP endorsed the candidacy Ahnika for a by-election in the Kingisepp district

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The General Council of the party «United Russia» (EP) at a meeting on Sunday approved the nomination of the Chairman of the government of Leningrad region Sergey Ahnika to participate in the elections to the state Duma (GD).

Last week the Central election Commission is appointed by-elections to the state Duma on one-mandatory district of Kingisepp (Leningrad region) on September 10 — a single day of voting. In last year’s parliamentary elections in the district won by Sergey Naryshkin, subsequently refused the Deputy mandate in connection with the transition in the foreign intelligence Service (SVR). On last may 28, the primary election of the EP in this district won yakhnyuk.

«Colleagues, is accepted once again congratulate our colleague. Ask our Executive Committee today to prepare for all legal documents, to-morrow to take them to the Central election Commission», — said after the vote, the Secretary of the General Council EP Sergei Neverov.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decree of September 22, 2016 appointed Naryshkin, Director of the SVR. He previously held the position of speaker of the state Duma of the sixth convocation. The decree entered into force on 5 October. As Director of the SVR Sergey Naryshkin was replaced by Mikhail Fradkov.

 

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