Putin accepted the resignation of the Krasnoyarsk Governor Tolokonsky

MOSCOW, September 29. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with acting Governor of Krasnoyarsk territory Alexander USS, the website of the Kremlin.

On Friday, the head of state accepted the resignation of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai Victor Tolokonski, appointed acting head of the region the Chairman of Legislative Assembly of edge Alexander USS, reported the press service of the Kremlin.

“To accept resignation of the Governor of Krasnoyarsk region Tolokonsky at own will, – said in the text of the presidential decree. – To appoint Alexander USS, the acting Governor of the Krasnoyarsk territory before the entry into office of a person elected the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk territory”.

62-year-old USS since 1997 worked in the Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk region – first Deputy, then Chairman. In September 2016, was re-elected Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk region. To the parliamentary work of the OSS, graduated from Krasnoyarsk state University on a speciality “jurisprudence”, was a scientist, worked in the administration of the Krasnoyarsk territory. USS is married and has three children.

64-year-old Tolokonsky has held the post of Governor of Krasnoyarsk region from September 2014, with may of the same year he was appointed acting head of the region.

Candidate since 2002

In September 2002 Alexander USS was a rival of Alexander Khloponin (at that time Governor of the Taimyr Peninsula) in the elections of Krasnoyarsk region. Khloponin then won more votes, but krayizbirkom twice refused to recognize the elections, citing irregularities. As a result, October 3, 2002 both teams in the Kremlin took Putin and appointed Khloponin acting Governor until the decision of the head of the Krasnoyarsk territory legally (he was confirmed in office by the regional Commission a few days later). The President at the meeting drew attention that the USS remains a very important post of Chairman of legislative Assembly of Krasnoyarsk region, and expressed hope for the cooperation of all branches of government in the interests of effective development of the region.