Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn said the decision to prematurely retire

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn

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ULAN-UDE, February 7. /Offset. TASS Elvira Burganova/. The head of Buryatia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn declared on Tuesday to journalists that will not go for a third term and will soon appeal to the President of the Russian Federation with a request for early resignation.

“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 took, in my opinion, the right decision not to run for a third term, he said. – I think 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.”

Two terms

60-year-old United Russia Vyacheslav Nagovitsyn has worked on the post of the head of Buryatia for two terms, before he headed the government of the Tomsk region, simultaneously replacing the position of first Deputy head of administration (Governor) of Tomsk region. In June 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted his candidacy for the consideration of the people’s Khural (Parliament) of Buryatia to empower the then President (a position later renamed the head) of the Republic.

In June the deputies of Buryatia approved the nomination in July was inaugurated. In 2012, Putin accepted the early resignation of the President Nagovitsyn, then the people’s Khural approved Nagovitsyn the head of Buryatia.

In the past year in local mass-media actively exaggerate a theme about possible early resignation of Nagovitsyn to participate in the September elections, but this did not happen. The term of office of the head of Buryatia was due to expire in may 2017.