Marat Safin has decided to hand over the mandate of the Deputy of the state Duma
His solution, the famous tennis player explained the desire to focus on international sports organizations.
The former first racket of the world, the Deputy of the state Duma from “United Russia” Marat Safin took a decision on the resignation of the mandate of the Deputy. This information confirmed RBC two sources in the office of the lower house and the leadership of the faction “United Russia”.
As told in the apparatus of the lower chamber, the athlete sent a letter to the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin. “This letter is in the Secretariat”, he said.
According to the source, his desire to resign a famous athlete motivated by the fact that he cannot combine his public activities in the international sports organizations with a Deputy’s job.
This information in an interview with RBC was confirmed by the first Deputy Chairman of the faction “United Russia”, Adalbi Shhagoshev. “He told me what he thinks about it [the resignation of the mandate]. Work in the seventh convocation of the state Duma, according to Safina, is different and requires more focus on it,” said Shhagoshev the reasons for this decision Safina. However Shhagoshev noted that the conversation with Safin was at his some time ago, and he doesn’t know if Safin final decision to leave.
He later Safin confirmed TASS that the written statement of rejection of the mandate.
Yes, I wrote the application for the surrender of the mandate.Marat Safin
Marat Safin was first elected to the state Duma in 2011 and took the post of Parliament Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Affairs of public associations and religious organizations. In 2016, Safin was re-elected to the Federal list of candidates nominated by the party “United Russia”. He is listed in the regional group “Mari El, Mordovia, Chuvashia, Nizhny Novgorod oblast” is a part of the faction “United Russia” and is a member of the culture Committee.