Oedipus Gafarov became Vice speaker of the Crimean Parliament

© AP Photo / Pavel GolovkinВид to Simferopol, Crimea. Archival photoOedipus Gafarov became Vice speaker of the Crimean Parliament© AP Photo / Pavel Golovkin

Vice-speaker of the Crimean Parliament, in charge of the ethnic bloc, elected Edip Gafarov, a decision taken at an extraordinary session of the state Council of the Republic on Monday.

Gafarov previously headed the parliamentary Committee for interethnic relations.

«To elect the state Deputy Chairman of the state Council of the Republic of Crimea, exercising their powers on professional permanent basis, Gafarova Oedipus», — stated in the decree.

Gafarov is the MP from the party «United Russia».

For the vacant post of the head of Committee of the state Council for interethnic relations was elected head of the Crimean German national-cultural autonomy Yuri HEMPEL.

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