Tuleyev has refused ahead of time to lay down the Governor’s powers


RIA Novosti

The head of the Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev has no plans to ask the President about early retirement, and intends to perform his duties until the end of Governor’s term, which expires in 2020. About it RIA Novosti was informed in the regional administration on Wednesday, June 21.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, Tuleyev, who is now on leave, will report on the state of Affairs in the region. All his deputies and relevant departments are working normally, and the planned activities are on schedule.

Earlier on Wednesday it became known that the 73-year-old head of the Kuzbass had surgery on the spine.

Press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, answering journalists, said that the Kremlin administration had no information about possible resignation of Tuleev. He also noted that conversations about the state of health of the head of region was not conducted.

On 20 June the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources wrote that the money was the second time in a month extended leave of absence due to illness. Thus, according to the newspaper, he wants to stay on a post of the Governor 20 years — until July 1 of this year. The day before in Kemerovo region administration said that Tuleev second time in a month extended vacation that began may 22. Rumors of his serious illness there denied.

For the first time, Aman Tuleyev headed the Kemerovo region in 1997, and then four times re-elected head of the region. It is the oldest Russian Governor.