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MOSCOW, December 14 (Itar-Tass) —— Speaker of the previous fifth State Duma Boris Gryzlov, who was elected in the sixth State Duma, decided to refuse from a deputy mandate, but will retain the post of the chairman of the United Russia Supreme Council.
“Today I decided to refuse from a deputy mandate. I believe that working in the State Duma for eight years in succession I succeeded to fulfil much that was contemplated and that we were planning to do with my colleagues,” he said in a statement, which the State Duma department for public relations and cooperation with the mass media made public.
“Although the law does not envisage any restrictions, I will not go to work in the State Duma, because I consider it wrong to take the post of the State Duma speaker for two terms in succession,” Gryzlov noted. “But I will continue to head the United Russia Supreme Council and is ready to work at the post, which the president will instruct me to take,” he added.
“I would like to address to my voters in the Tula Region. I am very grateful for the trust, which you put in United Russia and me personally,” the politician pointed out. “All pledges that were made during the election campaign will be fulfilled. It is very important for me so that people are aware that their expectations will not be broken. Whatever work I do, I will help the Tula Region and Governor Vladimir Gruzdev,” he concluded.
Boris Gryzlov headed the United Russia regional group in the Tula Region at the State Duma elections.