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Putin to meet with 30 newly elected governors to discuss plans for joint work

September 17, 2014, 4:52 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The Kremlin press service announced, "The results of the September 14 elections will be summed up during the meeting and plans for future work in 30 regions of Russia will be mapped out"
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MOSCOW, September 17. /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin will meet Wednesday with the newly elected governors of the constituent entities of th e Russian Federation. The Kremlin press service announced, "The results of the September 14 elections will be summed up during the meeting and plans for future work in 30 regions of Russia will be mapped out".

Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told the Russian New Service (radio) that work in new economic conditions would be one of subjects of discussion during the meeting. Another subject, Peskov said, will deal with the implementation of the President's May Decrees in the regions. Peskov pointed out that other matters might be also raised during the meeting.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who is concurrently Chairman of the United Russia party (URP), has already estimated the results of the elections. When visiting the URP headquarters on Sunday night, Medvedev said the Party manifested "very good results" and described that as the best birthday presen to him: the Premier turned 49 on September 14.

The Head of Goverment pointed out that the elections had proceeded in a "serious competitive environment". He also appreciated a high voter turnout which, in his view, "demonstrated (people's) interest in the elections in the lighe of the cu rrent political competition".

Special attention was riveted to the polling in Crimea, where the URP also showed very high results. Medvedev associated the results of the elections on the Peninsula with the population's support for the policy of the President of Russia. "These are the first elections /in Crimea/ following its reunification with Russia. It is very important that the URP has managed within such a short period of time to explaine its tasks and goals and to get such a backing," Medvedev pointed out.

The Premier's opinion is that "This support is based to a considerable extent on the trust felt by the residents of the Republic of Crimea and (the Federal city of) Sevastopol towards the country's President and the political course that, in the final analysis, led to the historic reunification".

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