Zimin filed for participation in the second round of the elections in the Republic of Khakassia

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in fotobank.Zimin. Archival photoZimin filed for participation in the second round of the elections in the Republic of Khakassia© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The current Governor of Khakassia Victor Zimin has applied for participation in the second round of elections of the head of the region, told RIA Novosti the representative of the electoral Commission of the Republic.

«Zimin filed. Date of the second round will be determined today,» — said the Agency interlocutor.

Earlier, Vedomosti, citing close to the Kremlin source said that Zimin may not make it to the second round and write a letter of resignation. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that he does not know where the information appeared that in the Kremlin allegedly recommended Zimin to leave his post without waiting for the second round.

Zimin head of the Republic since January 2009, was re-elected in 2013.

Wednesday notification of participation was filed by his rival in the election race — the candidate from the Communist party Valentin Konovalov, who won the first round.

Elections in Khakassia took place on 9 September. Zimin («United Russia») gained of 32.42% of the vote, Konovalov — 44,81%.Zimin filed for participation in the second round of the elections in the Republic of Khakassia© Infografika of heads of regions of Russia

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