PETROZAVODSK, December 25. /Corr. Igor Lukyanov/. Deputies of the city Council of Petrozavodsk on Friday will consider the issue about resignation of the mayor of capital of Karelia Galina Chisinau, reported in a press-city Council service. Experts believe that the mayor would be dismissed.
“The question of the removal of the head of Petrozavodsk urban district Galina Chisinau to resign included in the draft agenda of the meeting of the city Council,” – said the representative of the city Council.
The city Council of Petrozavodsk decided to send the mayor in resignation
According to the most Chisinau, if members will send her into retirement, she will go to court and appeal against their decision. “The municipality is preparing its position on this issue. She will be voiced at the session of the city Council, and it will be the court where I can prove my innocence,” – said earlier the mayor and said he did not agree with the above claims.
The head of “Center for political and social research of Republic of Karelia”, the political scientist Anatoly Tsygankov am sure that deputies will make the decision to remove the mayor from office. The scientist is convinced that the initiative of the city Council was agreed with the head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen. “By having the information, the deputies of their position has not changed, and I guess the session will decide about the resignation of the mayor,” he said.
Associate Professor at North-Western Institute of management of Ranepa Karelian political scientist Oleg Reut believes that a majority vote to send the mayor in resignation to the city Council. “If MPs want to be consistent, they will put up for discussion the question of the removal of the mayor from office and will vote for it. Most votes for this”, he said and added that the evaluation of the activities of the mayor should give the inhabitants of the city at the expiration of his term of office.
The mayor of Petrozavodsk stated that the issue of her resignation dictated by the business interests of MPs
The mayor of Petrozavodsk came to the defense of his Deputy, which is accused of excess of powers
The mayor of Petrozavodsk will go to court in case of removal from office
Deputies of the city Council December 10, handed over to the mayor of Petrozavodsk notice of the decision to remove her to resign for dereliction of duties within three and more months. Under the Charter of the municipality, consideration of the initiative of deputies is carried out taking into account the views of the head of Republic of Karelia. It will be announced at the first session, reported the press service of the government of the Republic.
Yesterday in the centre of Petrozavodsk was held a rally in support of Galina Chisinau. Its participants, according to police, were a total of 49 people. The organizers were planning that it can come up to two thousand people.
The independent candidate Galina Shirshina was elected mayor of Petrozavodsk, September 8, 2013 with the support of the regional branch of the party “Yabloko”. She scored 41.9 per cent votes ahead of the incumbent mayor Nikolay Levin (“United Russia”). Her term ends in 2018.
Among the first decisions Chisinau as head of Petrozavodsk was the abolition of the retirement benefits (the so-called “Golden parachutes”) to city officials and deputies of the city Council, reduced fare in public transport with 17 to 10 roubles, weekly video reports on the activities of the city authorities, making online polls and public hearings on important urban issues.