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Penza governor starts looking for successor

11:15 | 20.03.2015 | Politics


Penza, 20 March 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev effectively admitted looking for his successor.

The Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev

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“Today, I was sitting, looking through the list of the City [Duma] and the regional [Legislative Assembly], and thinking: ‘Whom should I recommend for my place?’” said the head of the region during a journalist meeting held in the Penza region government late on Thursday, March 19.

As Vasily Bochkarev explained, he drew up a list of four candidates, but his acquaintance discarded each of them during a private discussion of potential successors to the Penza region governor’s seat.

“My term ends on May 26, and I should recommend somebody. I am already old,” noted the head of the region.

Following that, Vasily Bochkarev added that “nobody listens to him anymore.”

“Maybe a new person comes, says something, and everybody will start working all at once,” he suggested.

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