The acting head of Dagestan has appointed Artyom Zdunov, the head of government of the Republic of


MAKHACHKALA, February 7. /TASS./ The acting head of Dagestan Vladimir Vasiliev approved on Wednesday Artyom Zdunov as the head of the government of the Republic after approval of his candidacy by the Parliament of the region, follows from the decree of the President of the Republic, a copy of which is available on the TASS.

“To appoint Zdunov Artem Alekseevich Chairman of the government of the Republic of Dagestan”, – stated in the decree. As said TASS in the press-service of administration of head and government of Dagestan, the document comes into force from the moment of signing, that is on 7 February.

Earlier, Vasilyev said that changes in the government of Dagestan will follow on Wednesday. “The government is formed, in the near future you will learn today will be the destination, they are ready. We have formed all branches of government, have everything you need to create a functioning and efficient government”, – said Vasiliev journalists.

According to him, the composition of the present government will be changed. “There will be changes, but they will not come from the quantity and achievement of objectives and quality of work. Is used and competitive selection”, – said the acting head of Dagestan.

Earlier it was reported that the people’s Assembly (Parliament) of Dagestan agreed on the candidacy of Artyom Zdunov, who previously headed the Ministry of economic development of Tatarstan for the presidency of the government of Dagestan. The Parliament by a majority of votes (68 of 75 attended the meeting of the MPs) on Wednesday approved the proposal of the head of the subject.

Vasilyev on 5 February dismissed the government of Dagestan after was arrested, the acting Prime Minister Abdusamad Hamidov and his two deputies. The prosecution is accusing them and a former Minister of education of the Republic of Sahabas Yadav in the theft of funds from the Republic budget for realization of social programs in the region, the amount of damage is estimated at 95 million.

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