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Peoples Deputy Ivan Plyusch Elected New Head of Verkhovna Rada

February 1, 2000  #7


On 1 February 2000, at a plenary meeting of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine with 259 Peoples Deputies present of the total number of 446, Peoples Deputy Ivan Plyusch was elected the new Head of the Verkhovna Rada.

Ivan Stepanovych Plyusch was born on 11 September 1942 in Chernihiv Region, Ukraine. His career began in 1959 as he graduated from an agricultural vocational school. He worked at various management positions with Soviet state farms in Kyiv Region while completing his degree studies in agriculture. He later graduated from the Academy of Social Studies of the Communist Party Central Committee.

Beginning in 1967, Ivan Plyusch was Head of a collective farm and Director of a state farm and from 1974, Deputy Director of the Baryshivka (Kyiv Region) Vegetable and Dairy State Farms Trust. For nine years he worked at the Agricultural Section of the Kyiv Regional Communist Party Committee as Instructor, Deputy Director and Director.

In 1984, Ivan Plyusch was elected First Deputy Head and, later, Head of the Executive Committee of the Kyiv Regional Council of Peoples Deputies. In 1990 he was elected Head of the Kyiv Regional Council of Peoples Deputies.

Ivan Plyusch was Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of the Ukrainian SSR of the eleventh convocation, Peoples Deputy of Ukraine of the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth convocations.

In 1990, he was elected First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. In 1991-1994 Ivan Plyusch was Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

He is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party of Ukraine. Married, with one daughter.


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