According to Ъ in the regional government , the post of the vice-governor will be taken up by mayor of Novokuybyshevsk Alexander Nefedov. Recently the official has positioned himself as a regional level politician: last summer he applied for a post of the local political council secretary of » Edinaya Rossia «, and now he supervises over a party staff in elections to Samara regional Duma.

The president of Samara Fund of social researches Vladimir Zvonovsky has declared, that in case of Alexander Nefedov»s coming to Samara regional Duma he could be possibly consider as a governor»s » potential successor «.