Kozak ruled out the nomination of a candidate for Governor of St. Petersburg

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich in fotomonster Chairman of RF Government Dmitry Kozak. Archival photo.Kozak ruled out the nomination of a candidate for Governor of St. Petersburg© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Astapkovich the image Bank

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak ruled out his nomination as a candidate for the post of Governor of St. Petersburg, calling a worthy contender for the post of the acting Governor Alexander Beglov in the case of its participation in the elections.

«I exclude the possibility of his candidature for the post of Governor of St. Petersburg. I think that is appointed acting Governor Alexander Beglov is a very worthy candidate — if he will come, of course,» — said Kozak to journalists.

He added that the incumbent Governor has enormous experience of urban governance. «His professional qualities, his professional experience in urban management is sufficient to maintain this beautiful and complex city in proper condition,» — said Deputy Prime Minister.

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