Gleb Nikitin will go to the polls in Nizhny Novgorod Governor from «an United Russia»

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in fotobanken acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin. Archival photoGleb Nikitin will go to the polls in Nizhny Novgorod Governor from «an United Russia»© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

United Russia regional party conference on Wednesday elected acting Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin, the candidate of the party in the elections of the head of region on 9 September.

Candidate Nikitin on the results of the secret ballot was supported by 180 of the 260 attendees at the conference, members of the regional branch of United Russia.

Rivals Nikitin was the Deputy of legislative Assembly of region Vladimir Packs, head of the local administration of the Pervomaysky district of Nizhny Novgorod region Elena Lebedev and Chairman of the Nizhny Novgorod organization of the Union of theatrical figures of the Russian Federation Sergey Kabila, which before the election of the President of the Russian Federation has served as a Trustee candidate of Vladimir Putin.

In September 2017, the President signed a decree on early termination of powers of the Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region Valery Shantsev. The acting Governor was appointed Nikitin.

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