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The Communists asked Putin not to resign the head of the Angara region
State Duma deputies from the Communist Party faction asked Russian President Vladimir Putin not to dismiss the governor of the Irkutsk region, Sergey Levchenko. In their statement, they pointed to the organization of “bullying” of the head of the region in the federal media and noted the need for free and fair elections in September 2020.
As the RBC, in a letter, parliamentarians attributed to the merit of the governor the growth of budget revenues, which over the past four years have increased from 97 to 213 billion rubles, a decrease in illegal logging in the region and an increase in the number of social facilities from 60 to 266. Deputies are asking Vladimir Putin to give Sergey Levchenko the opportunity to finalize his term and take part in the upcoming elections.
The current head of the Irkutsk region came to power in the 2015 year, winning the election of the candidate from "United Russia" Sergei Eroshenko. According to political scientists, this happened contrary to the will of the Kremlin. In the region there is now an active candidate for the governor's chair - the chairman of the regional legislative assembly, Sergei Sokol.
Previously, information appeared that in the Kremlin plan early resignation Sergey Levchenko, which may happen this fall, during the rotation of the governors. After the summer flood, President Vladimir Putin criticized the work of the regional authorities in alerting the population to the threat of natural disaster, distributing humanitarian aid and eliminating emergencies. Due to the flood, experts said about the fall of the rating the governor and among the population.