Tsivilev passed signatures to register a candidate for elections of the head of Kuzbass

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything in fotobanken acting Governor of the Kemerovo region Sergey Tsivilev. Archival photoTsivilev passed signatures to register a candidate for elections of the head of Kuzbass© RIA Novosti / Sergey Goneeverything the image Bank

The acting Governor of the Kemerovo region Sergey Tsivilev Monday provided to the regional electoral Commission the necessary documents for registration as the candidate on elections of the head of Kuzbas, have informed in regional branch of «United Russia».

«In order to register and the municipal filter, the candidate from «United Russia» provided 218 signatures of deputies and heads of municipalities (59 — deputies and heads of cities and districts and 159 — from the heads and deputies of city and rural settlements),» — said in a press release.

The decision on registration of the candidate civileva regional electoral Commission will within 10 days, after checking all the submitted documents.

Only the early elections of the Governor of the Kemerovo region, which will be held on 9 September, involving 10 candidates, seven of them from political parties: the Deputy of the Kemerovo city Council Yuri Skvortsov («Patriots of Russia»), acting Governor of Kuzbass Sergey Tsivilev (United Russia), Commissioner for the protection of the rights of entrepreneurs in the Kemerovo region Elena Question («Party of Growth»), a member of the Council of people’s deputies of the Kemerovo region Igor Ukrainians (LDPR), Secretary of the Kemerovo regional Committee of the Communist party Vladimir Karpov, the businesswoman from Moscow Ekaterina Guryanova («Party of social reform — the income from natural resources to the people») and Chairman of the Council of regional branch «Fair Russia», Deputy of the city Council of Novokuznetsk Tatiana Protasov. Three independent candidates: former Deputy Governor for construction, Edward Balaban, an individual entrepreneur from Kemerovo Elena Shcheklein and retired from Novokuznetsk Viktor Smirnov.

Elections of the head of Kuzbass was held in 2020, following the expiry of the powers of Aman Tuleyev, who led the region for over 20 years. However, on 1 April, he prematurely left the post after a major fire in the shopping center «Winter cherry» with 60 dead. Acting Governor appointed Sergei Tsivilev arrived in Kuzbass in March to the position of Deputy on industry, transport and consumer market. Under Federal law, the regional Council has appointed early election on the next uniform day of voting — on September 9.