26 July 2012, Thursday, 17:57

Already about 20 candidates apply for position of the head of the United Russia’s Central Executive Committee

author: Marina Shumilova

About two tens of applications from different Russian regions were already submitted to the competitive commission created for selection of candidates on the position of the head of the United Russia’s Central Executive Committee, the party’s website informs.

Among applicants is acting as the head of Executive Committee of Amur regional branch of party «United Russia» Alexander Bashun, the co-ordinator of the party project «National control» in the Sakhalin area Svetlana Latashenko, the head of Executive Committee of the Chelyabinsk regional branch of the party Alexander Motovilov, the head of Executive Committee of the Tyumen regional branch Sergey Romanov and others. The full list of candidates will be published after July 31, upon termination of applications acceptance.

Under the Party’s Charter the head of the Central Executive Committee is appointed by the Presidium of the General Council. The idea to elect the head of the Central Executive Committee of the party on a competitive basis was expressed by the United Russia leader Dmitry Medvedev in the beginning of July. The applications acceptance from applicants will last till the end of July. Candidates who participate in the competition are nominated by presidiums of regional political councils, or as self-nominated. The competition will be considered taken place if not less than five competitors take part in it. Earlier the secretary of the United Russia’s General Council Sergey Neverov explained that members of the General Council Presidium before appointing a new head of the Central Executive Committee will define the candidate on this post by voting. He also promised that everybody who submitted an application would be included in the personnel reserve of the party and would be able to apply further for any key positions in the party.

At the moment Konstantin Mazurevsky is acting head of the Central Executive Committee of United Russia since March of this year replaced in this post Andrey Vorobyev who became the head of the Duma fraction of United Russia.

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