The head of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn gave to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the statement of early resignation. About it reports on Tuesday, February 7, TASS with reference to the statement of the Governor.
“I worked for a full two terms. Formally, there is a reason to go for a third term, but the situation suggests that today there is a position that changes are needed in the Republic,” — said Nagovitsyn. “I believe that I worked honestly for two terms. And believe it enough. Worldwide adhere to this principle — two terms. There should be a rotation. When rotation comes a fresh new wave”, — he added.
Press Secretary Nagovitsyna in an interview with RIA Novosti said that the decision of the Governor was unexpected. Earlier, a source in the government reported that Nagovitsyn did not intend to leave his post and will run for a new term.
Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn headed Buryatia in June 2007, his candidacy was approved by the people’s Khural of the Republic on representation of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. In may 2012 Nagovitsyn was re-elected for a second term, his nomination was supported Dmitry Medvedev holding then a post of the head of state.
On 6 February his resignation to Putin, was filed by the Governor of Perm region Viktor Basargin. The head of state signed the corresponding decree. The acting head of the region appointed Maxim Reshetnikov, previously the head of capital Department of economic policy and development.
On the same day, the newspaper “Vedomosti”, citing a source close to the Kremlin made a resignation of several heads of subjects of Federation. Among the likely candidates included the head of Karelia (Alexander Khudilainen), Buryatia (Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn), governors in Ryazan (Oleg Kovalev), Sverdlovsk (Evgeny Kuyvashev), Novgorod (Sergei Mitin) and Ivanovo (Pavel Konkov) regions, as well as the head of the Perm region (the Governor).