The acting head of the Voronezh region Gusev became a candidate for Governor from the EP

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in photosangelina the acting Governor of the Voronezh region Alexander Gusev. Archival photoThe acting head of the Voronezh region Gusev became a candidate for Governor from the EP© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Voronezh regional branch of the party «United Russia» nominated the acting head of the region Alexander Gusev, candidate for Governor in the upcoming elections, said RIA Novosti the representative of the regional office.

Regional political Council of «United Russia» previously approved four candidates for subsequent nomination from among them a party candidate for the office of Governor of the Voronezh region. They, also Gusev became the head of the administration of the Podgorenskiy district of the Roman Beresnev, General Director, ANO «Resource centre of support of noncommercial organizations in Voronezh region» Valery Chernikov, the head of Semiluki district administration Gennady Shvyrkov.

The vote on the nomination took place on Thursday, June 21, at the conference of the regional branch, which was attended by 200 delegates elected from all local branches «an United Russia».

«The party conference by a majority vote adopted a decision to nominate a candidate for the office of Governor of the Voronezh region Alexander Viktorovich Gusev. The conference report regotdeleniya sent to the Presidium of the General Council of the party», — said the Agency interlocutor.

Elections of the Governor of the Voronezh region will pass in the uniform voting day on 9 September. He is elected for five years and cannot hold office more than two consecutive terms.

Vladimir Putin on 25 December 2017 accepted the resignation at own request of the Governor of the Voronezh region Alexey Gordeev and appointed his Plenipotentiary representative of the RF President in the Central Federal district. Acting head of the region became Gusev, who was elected in the fall of 2013 the mayor of Voronezh. In April Gusev announced his intention to run for Governor of the region.

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