Belgorod Governor decided in September to go for a new term


RIA Novosti

President Vladimir Putin has allowed the Governor of the Belgorod region Yevgeny Savchenko to be re-elected for the next term.

On Wednesday, Putin received the head of the region in the Kremlin.

“You have the deadline?” Putin asked the Governor.

“Yes, in September next term. If we get your permission, I am ready to continue the work,” — said Savchenko.

“You are a very experienced and efficient, so I’m happy to support you. A question of law, as we do, I mean, when you’re running out of time”, — said Putin.

“In October, and elections in September,” — said Savchenko.

“All that means nothing, the main thing that we proceeded from the fact. But the point is to work well. How to set up the legal and technical side, we agree with you”, — has supported Putin.

As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, the authority Savchenko expires on 10 September, in fact, for some time before the election. But to take part in the elections, not folding up his powers, he can only with the permission of the head of state.