MOSCOW, January 16 - RAPSI. The president will be able to remove governors from office if they are found to be corrupt or involved in a conflict of interests. The provision is contained in draft amendments to the Law on General Principles of Organizing Legislative and Executive Authorities, which was submitted by President Dmitry Medvedev to the State Duma on Monday.
"The draft federal law seeks to establish that involvement in corruption or the unregulated conflict of interests will be grounds for the forfeiture of the president's trust in the chief executive of a constituent entity," the note to the bill says.
Under the draft law, a governor may be discharged if he violates federal or regional law or fails to execute his duties on several occasions proven in court.