The acting head of the Novosibirsk region won the primaries “United Russia” for elections of the Governor

NOVOSIBIRSK, June 14. /TASS/. The regional party conference “an United Russia” on Thursday chose acting head of the Novosibirsk region Andrei Travnikova the candidate of the party for participation in elections of the Governor. Voted 159 out of the 184 participants of the conference, told TASS in the press service of the regional office.

“For Travnikova voted 159 out of the 184 participants of the conference” – said the press service.

In addition to Travnikova, to participate in the primaries in may was also selected three candidates: the rector of Novosibirsk state pedagogical University Alexey Gerasev, Executive Director of the Historical society of the Siberian Federal district Ekaterina Boldyreva and head of the Maslyaninsky district of the region Vyacheslav Armanov.

In accordance with the regulation on the order of primaries, each party early voting was supposed to meet with the secretaries of at least half primary and local branches of the party in the region. Travnikova earlier candidacy was supported by members of the political Council of “United Russia” and participants of all 44 local party conferences.

Early elections in the Novosibirsk region will be held in connection with the resignation 69-year-old Vladimir Gorodetsky. Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted his resignation on 6 October 2017 and appointed acting head of the region’s 46-year-old Travnikova, who held the post of Deputy presidential envoy in the Northwest Federal district, was mayor of Vologda.

Legislative Assembly of the region on June 8 appointed early elections of the Governor of the region on 9 September, in uniform day of voting.