The acting head of the Samara region, Azarov said about the participation in elections of the Governor

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha in fotobanken acting Governor of the Samara region Dmitry Azarov. Archival photoThe acting head of the Samara region, Azarov said about the participation in elections of the Governor© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha the image Bank

The acting Governor of the Samara region Dmitry Azarov has announced that it will participate in the presidential elections in the region this fall.

«I have repeatedly asked this question… I have a very simple answer: since I was appointed to this position by the President, I should first on this occasion to know the opinion of… Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. And yesterday wish you every success, including in the election campaign, sounded, so I took the decision to participate in elections of the Governor of the Samara region», — Azarov said on Thursday on air of TV channel «Russia 24 — Samara».

Azarov was appointed acting Governor of the region in September last year. In 2010-2014, he served as mayor of Samara, and in 2014 he was a member of the Federation Council from the region. In February in an interview with RIA Novosti Azarov said that he would take the decision to participate in local elections following the directions of President Vladimir Putin. On Wednesday, the head of state at the meeting with acting governors and wished them success in «practical activities» and expressed the hope that it will be appreciated by the inhabitants of the regions in the elections in September this year.

Early elections of the Governor of the Samara region will be held on September 9, 2018 in a single day of voting. The head of the region is elected for five years.

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