Over thousand people took part in “Meeting of Gratitude” in Penza
Penza, 15 October 2012. PenzaNews. Over a thousand people took part in the “Meeting of Gratitude” held on Lenin Square in Penza on Monday, October 15. Governor Vasily Bochkarev opened the meeting. He congratulated the audience on the completed elections to the Legislative Assembly of the region and the success of the representatives of the regional branch of the party United Russia, which received more than 70% of the votes.
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“The party, the government, civil society must do everything to make our education the best in the country. And we have all opportunities for that. We have good teachers, physical facilities, parents, kindergartens. If we don’t have enough, we shall build more. I want to thank everyone who came to the polling stations and cast their vote for the United Russia. I also want to thank our opponents for the fact that they were persistent in their desire to protect the interests of their parties and voters. They have future, just like us,” Vasily Bochkarev said.
In his turn, the head of the city of Penza, the secretary of the political council of the regional branch of the party United Russia Ivan Belozertsev pointed that the victory in the past elections was hard, but cogent.
“I express my gratitude to all of you for believing in the United Russia. Today the party consists exclusively of the worthy people, professionals who have great experience. They represent different spheres of society — business, health, education, culture, youth. Therefore, I believe, this is no surprise that people of the Penza region gave them their votes. Based on your support, we will meet the challenges of the future,” Ivan Belozertsev underlined.
The “Meeting of Gratitude” concluded with the performance of vocal and dance groups of Penza.
As reported earlier, the elections to the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region of the fifth convocation were held on Sunday, October 14, based on a mixed system: 18 members were elected according to the party lists, and other 18members — form single-seat constituencies.