MOSCOW, December 26. The new Chairman of the Russian party of pensioners for justice, expected to become the Deputy of legislative Assembly of Sverdlovsk region Evgeny Artyukh, now occupying the post of Deputy Chairman of the party. This was reported on Saturday to journalists by the Chairman of the Central Council of the party Vladimir Burakov.
On Saturday in Moscow is held the party Congress, which closed from media mode, open voting will elect the Chairperson and new membership of the Central Council.
“We have discussed various candidates. Yesterday at the Presidium of the party discussed the three candidates (the Deputy Chairman of the party) – Eugene Artha, and Anatoly Akulov Andrey Shirokov. Following the discussion, the Presidium had supported only one candidate – Artha”, – Burakou said.
He added that almost all the heads of regional offices and the so-called “Council of elders” of the party supported the candidacy Artha.
In late November, state Duma Deputy Igor Zotov (part of the faction “Fair Russia”) has resigned of the head of the Russian party of pensioners for justice, so that, as he said, “give way” to a younger colleague and focus on elections to the state Duma in single-mandate constituency in the Tula region.
As noted Burakov, Zotov left the party, he was not a member and, accordingly, may not be elected to the governing bodies, however, his experience will be taken into account in further political work.
The Russian party of pensioners for justice was created in 2001 from a socio-political organization, in 2006, together with the Party of life Sergey Mironov and Rodina merged into the new party “Fair Russia”, and on the basis of the Party of pensioners of the public movement. In 2011 it was decided the transformation of the organization of the party, the establishment of which was formalized at the Congress in April 2012.