Sergei Neverov elected leader of the faction “United Russia” in the state Duma

MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The Secretary General Council of “United Russia”, Deputy Duma speaker Sergei Neverov elected leader of the United Russia faction in the state Duma. This decision was taken on Monday at a meeting of the deputies of the parliamentary majority.

Candidate Neverov in accordance with the Charter party was made by the Chairman of “United Russia”, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The former head of the largest faction in the Duma, which now has 341 parliamentarian, Vladimir Vasiliev on 3 October he was appointed President of the country Vladimir Putin .

During the discussion, candidates Neverov in his support was made by first Deputy head of the faction of Adalbi Shhagoshev, the oldest member of the parliamentary majority Valentina Tereshkova, Vice-speaker Peter Tolstoy, the Deputy, the famous wrestler Alexander Karelin. Before announcing the vote, the first Deputy head of the parliamentary majority, Andrei Isayev asked if those in the audience who would like to make a different point of view or to voice any criticisms, however, such was not. He also explained that the lack of alternative candidates allows factions to decide in an open vote. As a result, the Neverov received unanimous support colleagues who voted against or refrained was not.

Neverov said that on the same day, will send Medvedev’s statement on the resignation of the Secretary General Council of United Russia.

“The work of a faction leader – it is a job that will require constant return, which will require all my time to her to go. In this regard, I mean, what other sort of work to do is impossible”, – said Neverov in the faction meeting, speaking after the completion of the vote on his candidacy. “In this regard, today I will send a letter to the Chairman of the party Dmitry Medvedev about addition from me powers of the Secretary of the General Council of the party “United Russia”, – he said.