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MOSCOW, April 5 (Itar-Tass) — Deputies of the Moscow Region Duma will discuss the candidature of Sergei Shoigu to the position of governor of the Moscow region.
The vote will be secret. More half of deputies of the Moscow Region Duma (they are 50 deputies) should vote for Shoigu’s candidature to make it to become governor of the Moscow Region.
On March 23, Moscow Region governor Boris Gromov whose powers expire in May said he was not going to run for the next governorship term. Gromov was governor of the region for 12 years.
On March 30, the United Russia party, which has the majority in the Moscow Region Duma, proposed three candidatures for the position of the Moscow Region governor to President Dmitry Medvedev. The list included first deputy chairman of the Moscow Region government Igor Parkhomenko, Reutov Mayor Alexander Khodyrev and Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu. On April 4, the Russian president submitted Shoigu’s candidature to the Moscow Region Duma for consideration.
The Moscow Region Duma has 50 seats. Four parties are represented in it. The United Russia party has 28 deputies, the CPRF – 11 deputies, A Just Russia party – 6 deputies and the LDPR – four deputies.
In compliance with the regulations of the Moscow Region, a new governor will take office on the day when the powers of his predecessor expire or on the day of early termination of powers.