Nikolai Lyubimov joined the office of the Governor of the Ryazan region

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in fotobiennial Lyubimov. Archival photoNikolai Lyubimov joined the office of the Governor of the Ryazan region© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

Won elections of the Governor of the Ryazan region, acting head of the region Nikolai Lyubimov took office, according to the government of the region.

Lyubimov became acting Governor on February 14 after his predecessor, Oleg Kovalev announced early resignation. For the post of Governor of the Ryazan region, in addition to the representative of «United Russia» Lyubimov, claimed four candidates: Alexander Perekhvatov («Party of growth»), Sergey Pupkov from «Fair Russia», Alexander Sherin from the liberal democratic party Vladimir Fedotkin of the Communist party. At the end of voting September 10, Lyubimov received 80,16% of the vote with a turnout of 36,15%.

The inauguration ceremony of the new head of the region took place on 18 September in Ryazan. In accordance with the Charter after taking the oath Lyubimov was awarded the badge of the Governor of the Ryazan region. The head of the region welcomed the Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Central Federal district Alexander Beglov. He noted that in seven months the people of Ryazan were able to verify the competence of the new head of the region.

«It wasn’t the easiest time, but you bravely went into battle, and many questions were you able to solve it. The trust that you have provided the residents of the Ryazan region, it is now your responsibility and your team,» said Beglov.

The Plenipotentiary of the President thanked area residents for their personal involvement and activity. «Ryazan is not indifferent to the future of our country, how to develop the region. The elections were fair, transparent, legitimate… of the Ryazan region is rich in attractions and natural resources. But its main wealth is people. This is our first assistants. Wish you success and good luck,» said Beglov.

Lyubimov thanked everyone for their support and stressed that he would work for the benefit of all, without exception Ryazantsev. «Will do everything possible to make the area comfortable to live and work. Will make every effort to keep the region moving forward and has reached a higher level of development. We have all the prerequisites: a solid economic and social base, active civil society,» said new Ryazan Governor.

On Monday, the head of the region took part in the prayer service in the Cathedral of STS of Ryazan, which was served by the Archpriest of the Orthodox Church George Averin. «After the service, the head of the region was blessed in the service of the Ryazan region», — said the regional government.

Nikolai Lyubimov joined the office of the Governor of the Ryazan region© RIA Novosti, Infografiken voting day in Russia