ST. PETERSBURG, February 17. /Corr. Svetlana Afonina/. The deputies of Saint Petersburg on Wednesday passed the third reading the law “On elections” in the city Parliament, changing the current proportional system to a mixed region. “For” the adoption of the document voted 29 parliamentarians from 50, the correspondent of TASS.
The law provides for an electoral system under which half the deputies will be elected in single-mandate constituencies, the other half for a single constituency. The document also cancels early voting. The municipal electoral Committee forms the 25 constituencies and 25 County election commissions, each consisting of 5 people.
Elections in legislative Assembly of Petersburg of the sixth convocation will be held in September 2016, in a single day of voting.
In the city Parliament consists of 50 deputies, there are 5 parties: “United Russia” (20 of seats in the Assembly), “Fair Russia” (12), the Communist party (7), Apple (6), the liberal democratic party (5 seats). Previous elections were held in 2011, they were held under the proportional system (the candidates nominated by party lists).