Russian President Vladimir Putin has nominated Vyacheslav
Volodin, chairman of Russia's lower house of parliament, the State Duma, for the speaker of the new convocation of the State Duma, TASS news agency reported Saturday.
At a meeting with leaders of the parties that were elected to the lower house of parliament, Putin said that he believes Volodin is quite worthy to head the next, eighth convocation of the State Duma.
The work of the seventh
convocation of the State Duma, especially in the difficult period of the fight against the pandemic, showed that the Duma can consolidate its efforts in the main directions of the country's development, he added.
Volodin thanked Putin for his trust and promised to try to justify it together with all political factions, according to TASS.