Thursday, September 21, 2017

Vladimir Vlasov nominated to replace Gredin

Vladimir Vlasov has been nominated to replace Anatoly Gredin as the prime minister of the Sverdlovsk region following Gredin's resignation this week.

As outlined by the regional charter, all members of the regional government resigned on Monday with Prime Minister Gredin and have been appointed as acting ministers by governor's decree until a new government can be approved. As former first deputy chairman of the regional cabinet, Vlaslov was appointed the interim cabinet head, Itar-Tass reports.

Gredin submitted his resignation to Sverdlovsk Regional Governor Alexander Misharin on April 14, and the resignation was accepted on Monday. Gredin was first nominated to office in December 2009 after serving as the first deputy head of the Sverdlovsk Regional Government and minister of industry and science.

Once Vlaslov's candidacy is approved by the legislature, the new cabinet head will name his recommendations for the new government.

Governor Misharin said that after the State Duma and presidential elections, the Sverlovsk Region will face a serious task in promoting development and fulfilling the government's obligations to their constituents, Itar-Tass reports.

Vladimir Vlasov served two terms as the deputy head for social policy before becoming first deputy chairman.