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ST PETERSBURG, August 31 (Itar-Tass) — This city's Legislative Assembly on Wednesday will exsmine the candidacy of Georgy Poltavchenko for governorship. He was nominated for the post on Tuesday by RF President Dmitry Medvedev.
Prior to the legislature session, Poltavchenko is to hold meetings with the factions of all parties represented in the city parliament.
Poltavchenko candidacy had been suggested by the United Russia party (URP) that has a majority in the city legislature. URP faction has 23 members. The other two listed as candidates were Mikhail Oseyevsky, vice-governor and head of the gubernatorial administration, and Vadim Tyulpanov, Chairman of the city's Legislative Assembly. Medvedev chose Poltavchenko.
The legislature members at their Wednesday's sesson are also to consider combining a date for election to the city's legislature with that of State Duma polls.