PETROZAVODSK, December 25. /Corr. Igor Lukyanov/. Members of the city Council of Petrozavodsk was sent on Friday the mayor Galina Shirshina to resign. The decision was made 23 out of 26 people in an open vote, reports Corr. from the meeting room.
“The decision was made”, – said the speaker of the city Council Gennadiy Bodnarchuk.
Head of Karelia Alexander Khudilainen has expressed its consent to the resignation of Galina Chisinau. Under the Charter of Petrozavodsk, consideration of the initiative of deputies of the city Council about removing the mayor to resign shall be based on the opinion of the head of the Republic.
“I have to leave”
Shirshina called Galina brought her claim as a “dummy” after the vote and left the meeting room. According to her, members rallied to send it into retirement.
“Because my powers by deputies stopped what they believe, then I have to leave. Good work,” said Shirshina. It had previously said it would appeal the dismissal in court.
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. Their claims to the mayor, they set out on pages 68.
Then Shirshina stated that the issue of her resignation dictated by the business interests of MPs.
MPs are representatives of business and the people that promote the themes of the government of the Republic of Karelia. In this case, are paramount to their business interests. So when we give them enough motivation to send me into retirement
What is known about Galina Chisinau
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.