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Ex-head of Angara region asked Putin for permission to participate in elections

Ex-head of Angara region asked Putin for permission to participate in elections

The former governor of the Irkutsk region, the communist Sergei Levchenko wrote a letter to the president. In it, he asks Vladimir Putin for permission to participate in the election of the head of the region in September this year.

As the RBC, who has a copy of the letter, Levchenko listed how the indicators of the socio-economic development of the region during his leadership improved. According to him, they managed to halve the public debt of the Angara region, more than doubled the revenues of the regional budget, and increased investment in fixed assets by more than 1,5 times.

The ex-governor also notes that after his departure the state debt, the region doubled back. According to him, a “hole” of 20 billion rubles was formed in the treasury due to a sharp drop in own income.

The election of the governor of the Irkutsk region will be held on September 13. They will be early, since the former head of the region Sergey Levchenko in December 2019 resigned of my own free will. Putin sharply criticized him for his work on the aftermath of the summer flood. 

Now for the election of governor seven people intend to go, including acting as the head of the region Igor Kobzev. He is registered as self-nominated.

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