Source: the government agreed to a list of candidates for the post of head wounds

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The Russian government approved the list of candidates for the post of President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, it included five people from the original list of seven candidates, transferred to the ran in July, the Cabinet of Ministers, told RIA Novosti source familiar with the situation.

«The list is approved, it eventually consisted of five candidates,» — said the Agency interlocutor, without specifying the names.

Elections of the head of the RAS will take place on 26 September at a General meeting of the Academy of Sciences.

The original candidates for the post of President of was nominated seven people — the General Director of the Russian research Institute of aviation materials (VIAM, Moscow) Yevgeny Kablov, the Chairman of the Russian Foundation for basic research Vladislav Panchenko, Director of JSC «NII of molecular electronics» Gennady Krasnikov, Chairman of the science Board under the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation, Vice-rector of Lomonosov Moscow state University Alexei Khokhlov, scientific Director of the Institute of Oceanology behalf Shirshov (Moscow), Robert Nigmatulin, Director of the Institute of applied physics (Nizhny Novgorod), Alexander Sergeev, Director of the Institute of immunology and physiology (Ekaterinburg, Russia) Valery Chereshnev.

At the end of July they were sent to the Cabinet for approval.

Vacant position

Russian Academy of Sciences in April of this year is actually the beginning of a new campaign for the elections of its head. The eleventh of April, the Presidium of the RAS approved the new provision on elections of the President of the Academy of Sciences and the date — 26 September this year. Then the RAS Presidium adopted an updated regulation on the procedure of holding the General meeting for the election of the head of the Academy of Sciences.

First, after starting in 2013, the reform of the RAS elections of the President of the Academy of Sciences was originally supposed to go through March 22 this year at its General meeting. Presidential candidates ran were was the then head of the Academy of Sciences academician Vladimir Fortov, Chairman of the Board of the Russian Foundation for basic research, a specialist in laser physics, Director of the Institute on laser and information technologies academician Vladislav Panchenko and specialist in the field of life Sciences, Director of the Institute of molecular biology Engelgard academician Alexander Makarov.

The twentieth of March at a General meeting of the RAS they all withdrew their candidacy. This decision was made in order to give the possibility to Refine the rules governing the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Statute of the Academy of Sciences, making them more advanced. Elections it was decided to move in the fall.

Powers Fortov as President of the RAS has expired on March 27. The decree of the RF government on March 23, the acting head of the RAS was appointed Valery Kozlov.

The procedure for the election of the head wounds

The twentieth of July the state Duma adopted in the third reading the bill on new order of election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

According to the document, the Presidium, President, Vice-presidents, chief scientific Secretary, Russian Academy of Sciences and academicians-secretaries of the departments of the Academy are elected by the General meeting of the members ran a simple majority (more than 50% of the votes).

The number of candidates on a post of the head wounds is not restricted, but candidates must be pre-agreed with the Russian government. While the President-elect of the Academy of Sciences is appointed to office and dismissed by the President of the Russian Federation, one and the same person may lead the Academy more than two consecutive terms.

If the Russian government agreed less than two presidential candidates ran, if none of the candidates received more than 50% of the votes of the General meeting of members of the Academy of Sciences or if all the candidates withdrew their candidacies before the vote, the election of the President of the Academy are recognized not held and appointed by the re.

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