The country’s leadership made a final decision on the appointment of the former Prime Minister of Russia, General Director of state Corporation “Rosatom” Sergey Kirienko on a post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration in charge of domestic policy. This was told three sources close to the Kremlin.
The draft decree has already been prepared, says one of them. In his opinion, he may be released in the near future. Another source close to the presidential administration, says that the decree will only appear on next week when they meet the new Duma (that happens October 5), and the current curator of the political bloc Vyacheslav Volodin leaves the Kremlin to become the speaker of the lower house.
Earlier, Kiriyenko asked to comment on the information that he was the main candidate on a post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration, said that “the rumors are not comments”. Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that a decree on the appointment of a new first Deputy head of the Kremlin administration will be signed in the coming days, but to comment on the appointment of Kiriyenko refused.
Press Secretary Kirienko Sergey Novikov said that in Moscow , Kiriyenko will be only on Friday, and on Wednesday, flying to Egypt.
That Kiriyenko has become the main contender for the post of first Deputy head of the presidential administration, said three sources close to the Kremlin and confirmed by the source in the government last week.
In addition to Kiriyenko, the first Deputy head of administration was considered the head of the public projects of the Kremlin Pavel Zenkovich, the Governor of Moscow region Andrei Vorobyov, General Director of VGTRK Oleg Dobrodeyev, as well as Secretary of the Public chamber, co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front Alexander Brechalov, told the interlocutors .
The current first Deputy head of the presidential administration Vyacheslav Volodin was included into the election list of “United Russia” following the results of the single voting day was held in the seventh convocation of the state Duma. President Vladimir Putin meeting with leaders of fractions of the state Duma on 23 September proposed to elect Volodin to the post of speaker. The next day, “United Russia” approved Volodin to the post of speaker of the state Duma.