Khabarovsk Governor offered his rival the election in the government, he agreed
Vyacheslav Shport (left) and Sergey Furgal
At first there was the headline "Opponent of the Khabarovsk governor withdrew from the second round, although he was in the lead in the first," but he was not precise. Sorry, dear readers!
The current governor of the Khabarovsk Territory, Vyacheslav Shport (“United Russia”) and the candidate from the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia, who left for the second round of elections, Sergey Furgal agreed to work together in the regional government. Shport offered Furgal the position of first deputy, he agreed.
The first round was held on September 9, none of the candidates gained more than 50% of the vote to win the election, Furgal received 35.81%, and Shport - 35.62%. The second round was scheduled for September 23. Today, September 18, there should have been a televised debate between the candidates,but they both recorded video messages, Shport, who has headed the region since 2009, offered Furgal a position in the regional government, who agreed.
In order to dispel all rumors, gossip, intrigue, I inform you - I have not withdrawn my candidacy! The race continues. I participate in the elections. And the proposal that the acting head of the region made to me is the place to be. But only in case of his victory. I sincerely ask you not to believe the provocations.
“So that in the future we don’t have to drag the rope, I suggest Sergey go to work in the government for the post of first deputy and work together to fulfill the promises we made to voters and work for the future development of the Khabarovsk Territory,” said Vyacheslav Shport.
Video in the studio of the channel was received from the LDPR candidate Sergey Furgal. State Duma deputy thanked voters and agreed to the proposal of the head of the region.
“Today I heard an offer by Vyacheslav Ivanovich Shport, the governor of the Khabarovsk Territory. What I would like to say, I never chased the big stars on my shoulder straps. For me, is not the main post.For me, it is an important opportunity to fulfill those promises that I gave you. Therefore, I accept his proposal and are ready, if necessary, to roll up our sleeves and do everything to improve life in our region, ”answered Sergei Furgal.