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MOSCOW, May 25 (Itar-Tass) — President Vladimir Putin will take part in the United Russia congress on May 26.
The congress will elect a new party chairman and consider amendments and additions to the party charter with regard to democratization of the party life: principles of the election of party organization leaders, their rotation and the acknowledgement of opinions of social, liberal and patriotic platforms within United Russia, the Kremlin reports.
The congress will elect the party’s ruling bodies – the Supreme Council, the General Council, the General Council Presidium and the Central Auditing Commission, and discuss the United Russia strategy in the autumnal elections.
More than 3,000 people will attend the party congress, among them 671 delegates, including 426 representing regional organizations of the party, 1,600 guests, party supporters and 30 foreign delegations.
The delegates will discuss “the Eurasian Project: Integration Unions as a Factor of Sustainable Development.”
Before a plenary meeting starts, cooperation agreements will be signed with the Communist Party of China and the Indian National Congress. Serbian President Elect Tomislav Nikolic will take part in the United Russia congress and have a meeting with Putin.