MOSCOW, May 14 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted the resignation of governor of the Sverdlovsk Region Alexander Misharin of his own accord, the Kremlin press service reports.
Since the beginning of 2012, the Russian president replaced leaders of 17 Russian regions and reappointed one. All in all, there are 83 equal constituencies in the Russian Federation. As of June 1, 2012, the law on direct elections of governors comes into effect.
Yevgeny Kuivashev was appointed as the region’s acting governor. According to another decree of the president, he was relieved of the post of plenipotentiary in the Urals Federal District.