17 Aug 2018 22:04

Putin proposes 3 candidates for Dagestan head, including acting head Vasilyev

MOSCOW. Aug 17 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed three candidates for the new head of Dagestan to the republic's People's Assembly: acting Dagestan head Vladimir Vasilyev and Kamil Davdiyev and Makhmud Makhmudov, both regional deputy parliamentary speakers, the Kremlin's press service said.

Those candidates were proposed under the Federal Law on General Principles of the Organization of Legislative (Representative) and Executive Government Bodies of the Constituent Members of the Russian Federation.

Vasilyev was nominated for the post of acting head of Dagestan on October 3, 2017, replacing Ramazan Abdulatipov, who took office in January 2013. Vasilyev previously led the United Russia faction in the State Duma.

The incumbent deputy speaker of the Dagestani parliament and chair of the Russian Communist Party's regional branch, Mahmud Makhmudov, ran for the post of the head of the republic in 2013, but was not elected by the People's Assembly. He served as a deputy of the Dagestani People's Assembly of the first, fifth, and sixth convocations. He became the deputy chair of the sixth convocation in September 2016.

Davdiyev also became a deputy speaker in 2016 and leads the regional branch of A Just Russia.

The People's Assembly will elect the next head of Dagestan on September 9, Unified Election Day.