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SIMFEROPOL, August 09 /ITAR-TASS/. Crimea’s State Council will vote for the republic’s new head on October 9, the regional parliament reported.
According to the law, which the parliament adopted on July 30, the republic’s head is elected by members of the State Council from the list of candidates presented by the Russian president 20 days prior to the election.
The State Council will vote every candidature, and the winner should gain maximum of the vote.
Until a new head is elected, Sergei Aksenov continues to remain acting head of the republic. Elections to Crimea's State Council are due on Russia’s single voting day on September 14.
On Thursday, June 7, legislators in Sevastopol (a federal city, long-standing home base of Russia's Black Sea naval fleet on the Crimean peninsula) appointed for October 9 election of the city’s governor. The city’s deputies will elect the region’s head from a list of candidatures presented by President Putin.