Vyacheslav Volodin, released on 5 October from the post of first Deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation, on the same day was elected speaker of the state Duma of the seventh convocation. In support of it along with the parliamentary majority has expressed opposition factions – the Communist party and “Fair Russia”.
Volodin was elected speaker during the first plenary session of the state Duma of the new convocation, reports “Interfax”. The vote was passed two candidates for this post: Volodin from the United Russia and Dmitry Novikov is from the Communist party faction. For United Russia voted 404 of the Deputy, the Communist got only 40 votes.
Also at the meeting were elected six Deputy speakers of the lower house, reports TASS. Vice Volodina began four representatives of “United Russia” (Sergey Neverov, Vladimir Vasiliev, Irina Yarovaya, Peter Tolstoy), one representative from the LDPR (Igor Lebedev) and “Fair Russia” (Olga Epifanova). The first Vice-speakers elected the United Russia Alexander Zhukov and the Deputy from the Communist party Ivan Melnikov.
In addition, Putin on 5 October Volodin included in the composition of the security Council of the Russian Federation, informs a press-service of the Kremlin. The corresponding decree comes into force from October 5, 2016.
Speaking before the vote at the first plenary session of the state Duma of the seventh convocation, Volodin said about the need to create in the lower house conditions so that all parties could influence the decision-making. Also, in his opinion, the state Duma shall hear the opinion of the parties participating in the elections, but did not pass in Parliament, reports “Interfax”. “We cannot ignore and not consider the opinions of those who voted for other parties”, – said the politician.
In addition, the speaker called for closer cooperation when discussing important legislative initiatives with the Public chamber of the Russian Federation. The first priority of the Duma of the new convocation Volodin called the socio-economic agenda and the implementation of “may decrees” the President Vladimir Putin, reports TASS.
Earlier Wednesday, Volodin, the head of state was released from the post of the first Deputy head of the presidential administration of the Russian Federation. His place, as expected, took the head of Rosatom Sergey Kiriyenko. Volodin
commended his successor, calling him a professional man. “This is a professional man, well aware of the work of the Parliament, said the new speaker of the lower house. Personally, I am very glad – very glad that he is appointed to this position.”
Volodin was elected last September 18 elections to the state Duma on the list of “United Russia”. Putin on 23 September at the meeting with deputies of the state Duma of the new convocation invited the parliamentarians to support the candidacy Volodin to the post of speaker of the lower house of Parliament. As a result of “United Russia” had approved his candidacy for a further vote at the first meeting of the new Duma.
On September 22 the President of the Russian Federation proposed to Sergei Naryshkin, who served as Chairman of the State Duma of the VI convocation, head of the foreign intelligence Service (SVR), which since 2007 is headed by Mikhail Fradkov. Later was issued a decree on the release from office of Fradkov in connection with the retirement and appointment Naryshkin, head of the SVR. Both documents came into force on 5 October.
Russian media in late August I wrote about the possible appointment of Volodina the new speaker of the state Duma. Then the politician, who headed the Duma elections and the regional group “an United Russia” and departed in August in pre-election holiday, has allowed this development. At a press conference in Volgograd, answering a question from journalists, he said that everything will depend on the decision of the President of the Russian Federation.