MOSCOW, March 21. /TASS/. President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov on Tuesday will give the government the request of the General meeting of RAS on the extension of the term of office of the President, Bureau, Vice-President and chief scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Academy before the election. About TASS reported the chief scientific Secretary of the Presidium of RAS Michael’s Fingers.
“Yes, lucky (the address of the members of the Academy to the government to extend the powers of the President of the Presidium Vice-President and chief scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the RAS before the election – approx. TASS). The FORTS were lucky,” said Fingers.
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Press Secretary Fortov Svetlana Popova also said that “the FORTS he got lucky today (request for extension of terms of office – approx. TASS)” .
The decision of the General meeting of the RAS
At the end of the first day of the General meeting of the RAS held on March 20, a majority of the members of the Academy of Sciences voted to postpone the election of the President and of the Presidium of RAS in the fall, since all three candidates on a post of the President of the Academy FORTS, Alexander Makarov and Vladislav Panchenko – withdrew their candidacies. Elections should be held no later than November 20. The members of the Academy of Sciences also voted to develop new rules for the election, and decided to appeal to the government of the Russian Federation with a request to extend the powers of the Presidium, Vice-President and chief scientific Secretary of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences to new elections.
He Fortov said that would not renew their mandate, as “I would not like to use official powers” and influence the development of the new election procedure. He added that this question should be left to the government.