After the mourning events on Sunday, presidential Plenipotentiary envoy in the North Caucasian Federal district Sergey Melikov held a meeting with the leadership of the government and Parliament of the region. At the meeting, the envoy expressed condolences to the people of the Republic in connection with the death of the head of region Tamerlane Aguzarova.
Melikov urged the audience to continue working on the tasks that set itself Aguzarov. It will take some time to analyze the situation, and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin will take a decree appointing acting head of the region until his election, he said.
The envoy stressed that to Putin’s decision in accordance with applicable law, the acting head of the region is the Chairman of the government Vyacheslav Bitarov. According to the Constitution of the Republic in all cases when the President is unable to perform their duties, to the decree of the President on the appointment of the acting this one post temporarily takes the President of the regional government.
It Bitarov is likely to become the acting head of the Republic and will take part in elections of the head region in the single voting day on 18 September 2016, told a Federal official and was confirmed by a source close to the leadership of the region.
The head of the Republic will elect a regional Parliament by the President.
In a press-service of the President to promptly comment on this information are unable. Earlier, the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov has said it does not comment on the upcoming appointment.
The Bitarov is the best candidature to date, said the Deputy of the state Duma from North Ossetia Zurab Makiyev. “He was a close associate Aguzarova, and it would be logical, if he continues to implement our Aguzarova plans with the existing team”, — said the Deputy.
A list of eligible candidates for the post of the new head of North Ossetia is quite large, composed of the representatives of North Ossetia in the Federal ministries and agencies in senior positions in the power structures, as well as successful business executives and entrepreneurs, believes the Senator from North Ossetia Alexander Tattoonow. However, in his view, it would be logical if the Republic was headed by someone close comrades Aguzarova. “To these I refer the Prime Minister of the Republic Vyacheslav Bitarov, who is currently acting head of the region,” said Totoonov .
The Bitarov at the time of writing material was not available for comment.
The Bitarov was appointed Chairman of the government of North Ossetia in September 2015, prior to that, he served as acting first Deputy Prime Minister. He graduated from Gorsky agricultural Institute (now GGAO) in 1984. He worked as a mechanic, an engineer-mechanic. In 1991 he headed the peasant farm “PHAT”, which later appeared the group of companies “Brewing house “Bavaria”. He became its CEO in 2007. From 2003 to 2007 Bitarov, was the Deputy of the city Duma of Vladikavkaz, and then was elected Deputy of the Parliament of North Ossetia fourth and fifth convocations.
In November 2012, the Bitarov again topped the brewing house, which was led before joining the government. He is also the President of Federation of judo of North Ossetia.
Tamerlan Aguzarov died 19 February on 53-m to year of life in one of Moscow hospitals. In 2015, when the head Ossetia Taimuraz Mamsurova ended the authority and discussed the issue of a new head of the region, it was known that Aguzarova a serious illness that could hinder his long-term stay on a post of the head of the region, told a friend Mamsurova. But then, he said, outweighed political motives, and the choice was made in favor Aguzarova.