Kozak: after checking the performance of the Executive authorities of the regions of possible staffing solutions

MOSCOW, September 26. /TASS/. Currently in Russia are assessing the efficiency of Executive authorities in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and its results can be made several decisions about the change of governors. This opinion was expressed to journalists on Tuesday Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

Answering the question in which regions it is expected the resignation of governors, Kozak said: “the heads of regions decide on whether to continue their work or to terminate the powers. The appointment of acting heads of regions – it is solely the prerogative of the President. Is assessment of efficiency of Executive authorities of constituent entities of the Russian Federation, probably as a result of this evaluation for the heads of regions come. I think there will be a few”.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of Samara region Governor Nikolay Merkushkin, having appointed the acting head of the region Dmitry Azarov. On Tuesday, the head of state has accepted the resignation of Valery Shantsev as Governor of Nizhny Novgorod region and has appointed temporarily fulfilling duties of the head of the region first Deputy head of the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Gleb Nikitin.