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Deputies agreed on Mikhail Kosoy as regional government chairman

10:17 | 18.11.2014 | Politics

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Penza, 18 November 2014. PenzaNews. The deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Penza region have voted in favor of Mikhail Kosoy as the chairman of the regional government during the regular 22nd parliament session on Tuesday, November 18.

Deputies agreed on Mikhail Kosoy as regional government chairman

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His candidacy was supported by 26 votes. One deputy abstained.

Mikhail Grigoryevich Kosoy was born in Tselinograd (now Astana, capital of Kazakhstan) on August 17, 1967.

In 1989, he graduated from the Moscow Lomonosov State University with a major in Language Science. In 2005, he competed the Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics with a major in Economical Methods in Mathematics. In 2005, he received a diploma of the Penza State University for completing the course in State and Municipal Management.

In 1989-1996, Mikhail Kosoy worked as an assistant in the Foreign Language Department of the Penza Belinsky State Pedagogical University.

In 1992-1995, the state official was studying for a doctorate degree in the Moscow Lenin Pedagogical State University.

In 1993-1995, Mikhail Kosoy was working as a coordinator for liberal arts programs in Moscow, and was employed as deputy director of the Penza Lesprombank branch from 1996 to 1998.

Since 1998 and up to 2007, he worked as deputy government chairman, the Minister of Economy, deputy governor, chairman of the Economical Committee, and the leader of the Economy Department in the Penza region government.

Between 2007 and 2008, Mikhail Kosoy was employed as assistant to governor, head of Investment and Tourism Development Department of the Penza region government.

Later on, he was employed as deputy chairman of the Penza region government until 2009, and received the office of the Federal Inspector on the Penza region in 2009.

Between 2009 and 2010, Mikhail Kosoy headed the Internal and Economical Politics Department of the cabinet of the special representative of the President of Russia in the Volga Federal District.

Later on and until 2012, he worked as assistant to the special representative of the President of Russia in the Volga Federal District.

Since October 8, 2012, the state official worked as the head of the Penza region department of Pension Fund of Russia.

On August 18, 2014, the politician was appointed the first deputy chairman of the regional government, after which he was assigned the duties of prime minister.

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