The Duma of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug re-elected Natalia Komarova as governor of Ugra by a majority vote, RIA Novosti reports.
29 parliamentarians voted for Komarova. 38 deputies took part in the voting, 33 ballots were declared valid. The post of the governor of Ugra was also claimed by the deputies of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug Aleksey Savintsev from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Mikhail Serdyuk from A Just Russia.
Komarova's inauguration ceremony will take place later on Sunday.
According to the plenipotentiary representative of the President of the Russian Federation in the Urals Federal District Nikolai Tsukanov, during the time that Komarov is in charge of Ugra, the region "has made a significant step forward in socio-economic development."
Komarova earlier, speaking at a meeting of the Duma, said that if she is re-elected, the priorities of the government's work will be, among other things, "expanding the range of industrial competencies," resettlement from emergency housing, an increase in the birth rate, the development of creative industries and the IT sector, and popularization of the culture of Ugra.
Recall that Natalya Komarova has been in charge of the region since 2010. She is the only female governor in the Russian Federation.