In Sevastopol proposed to hold a referendum on the direct election of the Governor

In Sevastopol simultaneously with the Duma elections could be held a referendum on introducing direct elections of the Governor. About it writes on Tuesday the newspaper “Kommersant”. According to the newspaper, with a proposal to hold a referendum by the candidate in deputies of the state Duma from the Party of growth and member of the regional headquarters of the popular front Oleg Nikolaev said the ex-speaker of the legislative Assembly of Sevastopol Alexey Chaly.

Offer Chaly was announced on Monday the program “the Island with Oleg Nikolayev” on the television channel NTS, which Nikolaev is a leading and Chalov was the first guest of the program, the newspaper said.

In an interview with the publication Nikolaev confirmed the intention to organize a referendum. “We are now preparing a petition for registration of initiative group “Serve Sevastopol” the local election Commission. After this we will begin to collect signatures — the law is not less than 2% of the number of voters, i.e. about 10 thousand signatures. Then the electoral Commission will check them and will return to the legislative Assembly, which will decide on the referendum.

“To collect the required number of signatures is a realistic target, given the mood of Sevastopol”, — said Nikolaev.

The Governor Sergey Menyailo told the publication that the initiative for the referendum “don’t know”. Initially, the IMF supported the idea of transition to direct elections of governors, but in February changed his point of view. “I’m for rigid vertical of power, that the Governor is appointed”, — he said in the program “Posner”, which was released on February 16 on “the First channel”.

In March of this year deputies of legislative Assembly of Sevastopol, rejected an amendment to the city Charter about the transition to direct elections of the Governor of Sevastopol.