Deputies of the city Duma of the new convocation at the first session on October 7 amended the order of competition for the position of head of the city administration and appointed him on 3 November.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, 18 Nov. The city Duma of Nizhny Novgorod on December 23, may to appoint the head of the city administration, now the acting city Manager takes the first Deputy fired in October the former head of administration, told in the city Duma.
The city Duma of the previous convocation in July of this year has tried to terminate the powers of the chief of city administration Oleg Kondrashov. However, he went on sick leave and was not fired. The term of office of the city Manager expire simultaneously with the powers of the city Duma, elections to which were held in September. In the end, Kondrashov was dismissed in October due to the expiration of the term of the contract. Since July, the duties of the head of administration takes the first Deputy Kondrashov — Andrei Chertkov.
Deputies of the city Duma of the new convocation at the first session on October 7 amended the order of competition for the position of head of the city administration and appointed him on 3 November. But the competition was not held because of the regional and city Prosecutor’s office appealed to court with claims about a recognition illegal decisions on amendments and appointment of members of the Commission.
Deputy Vladimir Panov, speaking on Wednesday at the meeting, said that the October 7 decision on appointment of the competition was made in violation of existing regulations, and indicated the Prosecutor’s office. “Useless procedure the showdown in court of leads to the fact that the city still does not have a legitimately elected head of the administration. I feel the need to stop judicial procedure, but both sides kept its face, it is necessary to cancel the decision of the Duma and adopt a new document,” he said.
The new order of competition and appointment of the head of administration was adopted by the majority of voters — voted for by 32 of the 39 members who participated in the meeting.
The adopted document in the main part copy the previous position, but there are changes. For example, according to Panov, new grounds for refusal of admission to participate in the contest. Thus, such a basis was failure to undergo military service on an appeal without legal grounds and reaching the age of 65.
“Date of a new contest for the election of the head of administration of Nizhny Novgorod will be appointed at an extraordinary meeting of the city Duma, which will take place on 25 November… Vote for candidates for the position of head of the city administration will take place, likely at the December meeting of the city Duma, scheduled for December 23,” says the city Duma.
The head of administration of Nizhni Novgorod is appointed by the city Duma from among candidates presented by the competitive Commission by results of competition.