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Putin approves list of criteria for effective governors that begins with faith in the president

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed an order that contains criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of the country’s regional governors. The document contains a list of indicators, the first of which is the governor’s level of faith in the government and in the president specifically. Productivity, income, environmental conditions, infrastructure, and population growth are also among the 15 points on the list. The Russian presidential administration plans to develop and present the methods it will use to evaluate governors’ performance according to those criteria by June 1.

The country’s previous effectiveness criteria for governors, which were accepted in 2017, leaned more heavily toward economic measures. The first criterion listed was the life expectancy in the region in question.