Sergey Zhvachkin took office of the Governor of the Tomsk region

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in potamanthidae Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin. Archival photoSergey Zhvachkin took office of the Governor of the Tomsk region© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

Elected Governor of Tomsk region Sergey Zhvachkin officially took office on Monday in a special meeting of the Legislative Duma of the region, told RIA Novosti the representative of the regional Parliament.

Elections of the head of the region took place in the uniform voting day on September 10. Acting Governor Zhvachkin of the Tomsk region (United Russia) scored 60,58% of votes. His closest rival — the candidate from LDPR Alexey Didenko scored 19,38% of the vote.

«Sergey Zhvachkin took the oath and assumed the office of Governor of the Tomsk region», — said the Agency interlocutor.

In addition to deputies and elected Governor, the meeting was attended by Plenipotentiary representative of RF President in the Siberian Federal district Sergey Menyailo, Senator Victor Kress, the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Tatyana Solomatina, honorary citizens of Tomsk region.

«Assuming the post of Governor of the Tomsk region, swear honestly and conscientiously to exercise its powers, to comply with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal laws, the Charter and laws of Tomsk oblast, to protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to serve the region’s welfare and well being of its residents», — stated in the text brought by the Governor of the oath.

The direct election of the Governor of the Tomsk region have passed for the first time since 2003, when he beat Viktor Kress, who led the region since 1991. At the first gubernatorial term Zhvachkin by the President of the Russian Federation claimed the deputies of the regional Parliament in February 2012.

Sergey Zhvachkin took office of the Governor of the Tomsk region© RIA Novosti, Infografiken voting day in Russia