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MOSCOW, December 15 (Itar-Tass) — Igor Bryntsalov- a representative of the United Russia party, has been elected Chairman of the 5th Duma of the Moscow region at its first session. Igor Bryntsalov received 47 out of 49 votes in his support with two abstentions.
Igor Yuryevich Bryntsalov was born in 1971. In 1997 Bryntsalov was elected deputy of the Moscow regional Duma, Since 2002 Bryntsalov had represented the Moscow regional Duma in the Federation Council ( he Upper House).
Igor Bryntsalov is Secretary of the regional department of the United Russia party.
Bryntsalov replaces ex-chairman of the Moscow regional Duma Valery Aksakov who occupied the post of the regional Duma chairman since 2001.
The 5th Duma of the Moscow region elected on December 4, 2011 numbers 50 deputies. Half of them were elected to the regional parliament on party tickets, the rest were elected from single- member constituencies.
The United Russia party has 29 mandates in the new regional Duma; eleven mandates belong to the Communist party; the Just Russia party and the Liberal Democratic party have six and four mandates, respectively.
The previous regional Duma elected in 2007 numbered 33 representatives from the United Russia party, 12 - from the Communist party and five representatives from the Just Russia party.