The Supreme court of Russia decided to leave unchanged the decision of the Supreme court of Karelia, which upheld the abolition of direct mayoral elections in the Karelian cities of Petrozavodsk and Kostomuksha.
MOSCOW, 11 Nov. The Supreme court upheld the abolition of the direct election of the Karelian cities of Petrozavodsk and Kostomuksha, the correspondent from a court hall.
A bill abolishing the direct election of the mayors of Petrozavodsk and Kostomuksha, was brought in Republican Parliament by the city Council of Petrozavodsk. The legislative Assembly of Karelia on June 18 took it at once in three readings.
However, such a solution is not agreed to by the deputies of the legislative Assembly Alexander Stepanov and Larissa, who challenged the decision in the national court. The plaintiffs considered that the changes in regional legislation had been adopted with violations of the rules.
The Supreme court of Karelia the claim of the deputies was dismissed, and they appealed the decision to the Supreme court of the Russian Federation.
“The appeals Board has defined the decision of the Supreme court of Karelia to leave without change, the complaint — without satisfaction”, — said the judge.