09 April 2013, Tuesday, 16:35

Elvira Nabiullina received 99,8 percent of votes as the nominee for the head of the Central Bank

author: Galiya Nabieva, Lyudmila Ternovaya

The native of Bashkiria Elvira Nabiullina received 99,8 percent of votes in the State Duma. 401 deputies voted for appointment of Elvira Nabiullina to the position of the head of the Central Bank. Final voting results will be declared today, at 17 o'clock Moscow time. In case of positive decision she will be appointed to this post since June 24.

It should be mentioned that on Tuesday, April 9, the question on appointment of Elvira Nabiullina on the post of the Chairman of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation was placed on the agenda of the State Duma session. In the end of March the President of Russia Vladimir Putin put forward her as a nominee on the post of the Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia instead of Sergey Ignatyev, whose powers expire on June 23, current year.

At the State Duma session Elvira Nabiullina presented her vision of tasks of the Central Bank for the next four years. Among long-term objectives she named change of growth pattern, development of small and medium business and work over investment appeal.

Elvira Nabiullina answered questions of deputies. Representatives of all parliamentary fractions made their offers concerning the Central Bank activity.