IRKUTSK, October 21. Legislative Assembly of the Irkutsk region Alexander Bitarov has approved the position of Prime Minister and first Vice-the Governor of the region, reports Corr.TASS reported from the courtroom parliamentarians.
In a secret ballot at the session of the regional Parliament the candidacy Bitarov was supported by 37 deputies, opposed by two.
The post of Governor and Chairman of the government divided in the Irkutsk region from October 1.
Chairman of the Board of Directors FSK “the New city” Alexander Bitarov, heading at different times of the regional branch of “United Russia” and “Civic platform”, was appointed acting Chairman of the government of the Irkutsk region on 5 October, after the inauguration of the new Governor Sergey Levchenko.
In 2004-2005, the Bitarov was the first Deputy Chairman of the government of Governor Boris Govorin. A similar position he held in 2009-2010 at the Governor Dmitry Mezentseva. In 2010-2012 the Bitarov was the head of the regional branch of “United Russia”, and then (until November 2014) – “the Civil platform”.
In the election campaign in 2015, he actively supported (according to Irkutsk mass-media including financial) of the candidate from the Communist party Levchenko.
The government Levchenko-Bitarov at the moment, almost completed. Three chairs in it occupied by immigrants from the “New city” (Svetlana Svirkina – acting Minister of construction, Alexander Kurbatov – acting Minister of property relations Andrey Yuzhakov – first Deputy chief of staff to the Governor and the government), nine officials from the old team were able to maintain their positions. The post of Deputy Prime Minister went to former mayor of Irkutsk and the former Communist Viktor Kondrashov, also actively supported Levchenko before the election.
According to Bitarov, “all good initiatives that were implemented and planned by the previous government, will be continued; some will be corrected”.
Update of Executive bodies occurred in the Irkutsk region after the victory on September 27 in the second round of gubernatorial elections Sergey Levchenko, ahead of the candidate from “United Russia” Sergei Eroschenko /led the region from may 2012 to September 2015/ by almost 15 percent. On assuming office, the Governor has stated that he will remain a member of the Communist party, but intends to form a “coalition government”.