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The resignation of the head of the Irkutsk region commented on Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on the resignation of Irkutsk Region Governor Sergei Levchenko. According to him, the departure was influenced by the difficult situation in the region, and not Levchenko’s political affiliation.
“The fact that he is a representative of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation has nothing to do with the matter. It does not matter to me. The main thing is that a person works efficiently. I have figures that eloquently say that there are a lot of problems in Irkutsk, ”Vladimir Putin answered during a big press conference in Moscow.
He did not agree with all the words of the Irkutsk journalist about the efficiency of the ex-governor and said that he could not say that Levchenko worked poorly, but the situation in the region turned out to be too complicated to work slowly. According to the president, he did not immediately accept the resignation, even despite the fact that during a trip to the Irkutsk region, residents themselves asked for another government.
“I do not want to throw stones at a person who has already left. He, especially at the first stages of his work, tried, but in these conditions we need a specialist who is well versed in those issues that now require a solution. I think that the person we have chosen will cope with this task, ”Putin said.
Levchenko wrote a letter of resignation at his own request last week. President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation and appointed the acting governor of the Deputy Minister of EMERCOM of Russia Igor Kobzev. After that, Levchenko said that will stay working in the Irkutsk region, and did not rule out that he could run for the election of the head of the region.