United Russia – a full-fledged government institution

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In Moscow United Russia held its 16th Convention chaired by Dmitry Medvedev. 728 delegates and more than 2 thousand guests took part in the event: government officials, expert community, mass media, political scientists. The report made by the Party’s head was the key event of the Convention. In this report Dmitry Medvedev summarized the results of the Party’s work for the last five years and of 2016 electoral campaign, analyzed the first months of United Russia’s work in the State Duma, outlined the ways of realizing the Party’s electoral programme and presidential address and indicated the guidelines for party building. United Russia reelected Dmitry Medvedev, heading the Party since the 13th Convention, as leader, Sergey Neverov as Secretary of its General Council (second in command) and Boris Gryzlov as Chairman of the Supreme Council. The General Council is the key body leading the Party between the conventions. The Supreme Council consists of the leading public figures, establishes the Party’s strategy and works on building its reputation.