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Artur Parfenchikov assumed office as Head of Republic of Karelia

The official reception was held September 25 in a historic place - the reconstructed building of the National Library of Karelia.

Artur Parfenchikov put his right hand on the Constitution of the Republic of Karelia in the Karelian birch casing and took the words of the oath: "I swear in the exercise of the powers of the Head of the Republic of Karelia to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of man and citizen, to abide by and protect the Constitution of the Russian Federation and federal laws, the Constitution and laws of the Republic of Karelia, and to faithfully serve the people."

"On behalf of Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, I congratulate you on your election and taking the office! For you, this is the first important step from which the residents of the region are awaiting positive changes. One of the main tasks is to improve and change the quality of life of people, and the transformation of each city and village. Much has been done in the Republic of Karelia, but more needs to be done. It is necessary to solve the problems of single-industry towns, the forestry sector, emergency housing and others. Most importantly, you need to enlist the support of the people. It is very important that the Head of Karelia and his team, when making decisions, consult with the residents of the Republic," Nikolai Tsukanov, the Plenipotentiary Presidential Envoy of Russia in the North-West Federal District, said to Artur Parfenchikov.

Elissan Shandalovich, the Chairman of the Legislative Assembly, Sergey Katanandov, a Federation Council Member, Valentina Pivnenko, the State Duma Deputy, and others congratulated the Head of Karelia on taking the office. Among the invitees, deputies of the Legislative Assembly and judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Karelia attended the event.

In a response speech, Artur Parfenchikov expressed gratitude to everyone who came to the voting station and made his choice. At the same time, the Head of Karelia assured that he would work in the interests of all residents of the Republic, regardless of their political preferences.

Also, the presentation covered the first results of the work for the past six months: this is the established dialogue with residents of cities and rural areas and a reset of relations with the largest companies operating in the region. In addition, Artur Parfenchikov outlined innovative approaches to various spheres of life that he plans to implement in his work for the benefit of the residents of Karelia. There was talk of using modern technologies that can help in achieving impressive results and bringing the Republic to the leading positions.

"Assuming the office of the Head of Karelia, I fully realize the responsibility that I take on myself. And I will demand a serious and professional attitude to work from my entire team. I will not tolerate formalism and negligence in solving the problems of the inhabitants. 'Order, development, result' are not just words that are in a certain sequence: we are at the beginning of an important strategic path, and the way we will go along this path depends entirely on us. Beautiful, comfortable, and strong Karelia is our common task, and we will solve it!" said Artur Parfenchikov in concluding his first performance in the role of the Head of the Republic of Karelia.

We note that, on September 10, the election day, 61.34% of the voters of the Republic of Karelia cast a vote for Artur Parfenchikov.

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