The decision in favor of United Russia was made by the majority of parliamentarians. Of the 450 participants in the voting, 350 people took the side of Volodin. His closest competitor was the communist Dmitry Novikov, who got 61 votes.
Also, the deputies elected vice-speakers of the lower house of parliament. They are the representative of “United Russia” Alexander Zhukov and the member of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation Ivan Melnikov.
Vyacheslav Volodin headed the State Duma of the VII convocation from September 16, 2016 until the Duma elections held last September. His figure as a candidate for the post of the new chairman of parliament was proposed by United Russia. Also, the politician was recommended for this post by the head of the Russian state Vladimir Putin.