Deputy Minister of Labor of the Russian Federation Olga Batalina, who received the mandate of a deputy of the State Duma, wrote a letter of resignation from her post. It is addressed to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, a source told RIA Novosti.
“Batalina wrote a statement to Mishustin,” the agency interlocutor clarified.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) will register Batalina as a State Duma deputy during a meeting on Monday, October 4, the draft resolution of the commission says.
Recall that the elections to the State Duma of the VIII convocation were held from September 17 to 19. On September 24, the Central Election Commission of Russia recognized the elections to the State Duma as held. According to the results, “United Russia” received 324 mandates, the Communist Party — 57, “Just Russia – Patriots – For Truth” – 27, LDPR – 21 and “New People” – 13.
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Earlier it was reported that the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu and the chief physician of the hospital in Kommunarka Denis Protsenko refused the mandates of State Duma deputies.
In addition, the head of the SIRIUS center, Elena Shmeleva, who headed the federal part of the list of the United Russia political party with Lavrov, Shoigu and Protsenko, sent a letter of resignation from the mandate.
The first meeting of the State Duma of the new convocation, in accordance with the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin, will be held on October 12.