Vladimir Putin sent to the State Council of the Republic of Crimea the names of the following candidates for election to the post of Governor of Crimea:
1. Sergei Aksyonov – Acting Governor of the Republic of Crimea.
2. Gennady Narayev – Minister of Environment and Natural Resources and Chief State Inspector of the Republic of Crimea.
3. Alexander Terentyev – Deputy of the Russian Federation State Duma.