Of Primorye deputies supported the draft Kozhemyako to return direct elections of mayors

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The Committee on regional policy and legality of the Parliament of Primorye supported the bill, acting Governor of the region Oleg Kozhemyako, which involves the return to direct elections of mayors and heads of districts of the region, the correspondent of RIA Novosti news from the meeting of the Committee.

Earlier it was reported that Kozhemyako brought in legislative Assembly of the territory the bill authorizing the return of direct elections in municipalities and cities in the region. The Deputy of legislative Assembly of the territory of Artem Samsonov (CPRF) reported that introduced a bill to return direct elections of heads of urban districts and municipal areas on 4 October.

At the next meeting of the Committee on regional policy and the rule of law on Tuesday, the deputies considered in the first reading two draft laws «On amendments to article 3 of the Law of Primorsky Krai «On the term of office of representative bodies and heads of municipal formations of Primorsky Krai, the order of forming of representative bodies of municipal areas and order of election of heads of municipalities» proposed by Samsonov and Kozhemyako.

The project of the Communist offers to return to direct elections, a project of the acting Governor to give you an opportunity to choose between direct elections and by the election Committee decision. As reported at the meeting, the Chairman of the Committee on regional policy and legality of the regional Parliament Dzhambulat of tekiev, these bills are an alternative and are discussed in first reading at the same time.

«We introduced this bill is not the first time. Consistently every year we make this initiative… In society there is a demand for elections for the General election,» said Samsonov.

He noted that prior to direct elections the power solves many social issues, and when the head of the town or district prescribed for the population, this fact goes unnoticed.

The Director of the Department of internal policy of Primorsky Krai Pavel Yasevich submitting a bill Kozhemyako, reported that the install only option is wrong. «We need to empower local authorities, based on the situation on site, to choose the model of election of heads of municipal education, which would be most appropriate,» said Yasevich.

«Given the negative conclusion of the Council of municipal formations of Primorye, to recommend the draft law to reject Samsonov,» said Akiev. Five deputies voted in favor, one against, the rest abstained.

Almost all members of the Committee, excluding abstentions, supported the bill Kozhemyako, recommending to the legislative Assembly of Primorsky Krai to take it in the first reading.

The mayor of Vladivostok Vitaly Verkeenko 12 Oct resigned at his own request. He noted that «there are forces to fight for the welfare of the city, but has no motivation.» The Duma of Vladivostok on 16 October was to consider the appointment of the tender procedure for selecting the mayor, but are unable to do this, since the Communists left the hall. At the regular meeting of October 25, members of the Vladivostok again has not made a decision about the beginning of procedure of formation of the tender Commission decided on 29 November to prepare amendments to the draft on the election of the mayor.

Under current law, to elect a new mayor the MPs have until the end of the year. The Duma of Vladivostok will form the competition Committee of eight people, which includes on parity basis, four of the appointed member and four from the head of Primorye. By results of competition the Commission will submit to the Duma of Vladivostok of at least two candidates.