Andrew herbalists assumed the position of Governor of the Novosibirsk region

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye potamanthidae in the Novosibirsk region Andrey Travnikov. Archival photo<img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/09/796acb1dbe129e9e5db464223b917378.jpg" alt="Andrew herbalists assumed the position of Governor of the Novosibirsk region" />© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

Winning on last September 9 gubernatorial election in the Novosibirsk region, the representative of the party «United Russia» Andrei Travnikov, before 11 months held the post of acting head of the region has officially entered a post of the Governor, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.

The solemn ceremony of assuming the office of Governor Andrew Travnikova took place on Friday in the State concert hall named after Arnold Katz. At the beginning of the ceremony, the head of regional election Committee Olga Blago handed Travnikova a certificate of his election as head of the region. In accordance with the Charter of the region, the Governor-elect in the presence of the deputies of the legislative Assembly of the region said the oath of allegiance to the people and the Constitution of Russia, the Charter of the Novosibirsk region.

«I swear in exercising the powers of Governor of the Novosibirsk region to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen. To comply with the Constitution of the Russian Federation, Federal laws, the Charter and laws of the Novosibirsk region, to defend the interests of the Novosibirsk region, to honestly and conscientiously fulfil the duties entrusted to me,» said the Governor-elect.

Andrei Travnikov on the election results scored 64,52% of the total number of votes (405 722 votes), winning by a considerable margin from the competition. The candidate from LDPR Dmitry Saveliev received of 17.35% of the vote (109 076 votes), Anatoly Kubanov from «Fair Russia» — 11,73% (73 762), Georgy Mikhailov from «National Alliance» — 3,39% (21 300 votes). The turnout was 29,52% of the elections come 628 848 voters was 2,133 million.

In turn, the presidential envoy in the Siberian Federal district Sergei Menyailo said herbalists for a short period of time managed to gain the trust of the residents of one of the economic, business and cultural centers of the country.

«The victory shows that the citizens have the successful development of the area. The most important strategic goal is to promote the use of the powerful potential of the Novosibirsk region», — he said, noting that the Governor-elect will have to implement important projects such as the development of Novosibirsk scientific center (Akademgorodok 2.0) and conduct a Youth ice hockey world championship in 2023.

Travnikova also congratulated first Vice-speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Zhukov, who read greetings from the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. «I think the results of your work demonstrate that in less than a year of work, you managed to delve deeply into the situation, but also to offer a serious, reasoned program of action. In a short period of time you were able to unite the people of the region», — said Zhukov.

On last elections of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region in September 2014, the final turnout was 30,73% of the vote. Then, in the elections won by Vladimir Gorodetsky with a score of 64.97% of the vote. Currently Gorodetsky is the assistant to the Plenipotentiary of the President in the Siberian Federal district.

Early selection of the Governor of the Novosibirsk region was scheduled for September 9 after President Vladimir Putin on 6 October 2017 dismissed at his own request, the former head of the region Vladimir Gorodetsky, appointing the mayor of Vologda Andrei Travnikova acting Governor.