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Gaidar Resigns As Acting Deputy Governor Of Odesa Region


Maria Gaidar resigned after a new law barring a regional lawmaker being simultaneously a civil servant took effect on May 1, an assistant said.

Maria Gaidar resigned after a new law barring a regional lawmaker being simultaneously a civil servant took effect on May 1, an assistant said.

The acting deputy governor of Ukraine's Odesa region, Maria Gaidar, has left the post to become an adviser to Governor Mikheil Saakashvili.

Gaidar's assistant, Viktoria Sybir, said on May 10 that Gaidar resigned after a new law barring a regional lawmaker being simultaneously a civil servant took effect on May 1.

Gaidar, who is a regional lawmaker, has been serving as acting deputy governor of the Odesa region supervising social issues since July 2015.

Gaidar, 33, is the daughter of the late Yegor Gaidar, a reformist Russian prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin in the 1990s.

She is a vocal critic of Yeltsin's successor, Vladimir Putin.

Saakashvili, who served as Georgia's president from 2004 to 2013, has headed the Odesa region since May 2015.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and TASS
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