Sokol, who withdrew from the election of the head of Khakassia, became the head of the Supreme Council
Sergei Sokol, who withdrew his candidacy for the post of head of Khakassia for health reasons, was elected chairman of the Supreme Council of the region. This was reported in the regional parliament.
“Falcon – 41 voices, [Ярослав] Khavron – 6 votes, three ballots were declared invalid,” they reported on the progress of the voting in parliament.
On September 15, Sokol, together with deputy Igor Kastyukevich, submitted applications to resign from their parliamentary powers.
In early September, it became known that Sokol was urgently hospitalized in Moscow after undergoing surgery due to peritonitis; doctors assessed his condition as serious. Doctors diagnosed the deputy with venous mesenteric thrombosis and acute intestinal obstruction.
Against this background, Sokol withdrew his candidacy from the elections for the post of head of Khakassia. According to the former candidate, doctors warned him that attempting to be active would lead to serious complications and advised him to remain in the hospital. The parliamentarian promised to return to work as soon as he gets back on his feet.
According to the results of voting in Khakassia, the current head of the region, Valentin Konovalov from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, was re-elected to his post with 63.14 percent of the votes.
Deputy of the Supreme Council of Khakassia Mikhail Molchanov from the LDPR received 14.33 percent of the votes, the general director of the aircraft plant Vladimir Grudinin – 11.96 percent.