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Early elections scheduled for the head of the Irkutsk region

Early elections scheduled for the head of the Irkutsk region
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Early elections of the governor of the Irkutsk region will be held on September 13, 2020. The corresponding decision was made by the deputies of the regional parliament. Early elections are considered on the basis of their conduct - in connection with the early resignation of the former governor.

According to the press service of the Legislative Assembly of the Angara region, the candidate must provide 252 signatures of deputies and heads of municipalities in the region in their support. Also, candidates from parties that have passed the municipal filter can participate in the elections. Self-nominees will also need to provide voter signatures.

Late last year, Vladimir Putin accepted resignation Governor of the Irkutsk region. Sergey Levchenko wrote a letter of resignation of his own free will. According to the presidential decree, Igor Kobzev, who previously served as deputy minister of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, was appointed acting head of the region.

Federal law prohibits Sergei Levchenko from participating in early elections, as he prematurely terminated his duties as head of the region. He previously stated that he resigned under pressure from the Kremlin, however ready to run again.

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