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Irkutsk mayor will be secretly elected
The Duma of Irkutsk approved amendments to the Charter of the city, according to which the head of the regional capital will be elected by deputies from among candidates who have passed competitive selection. In this case, the vote will be secret.
27 parliamentarians voted for the amendments - more than two-thirds of the established number of deputies. According to the press service of the Duma, the provisions on the competition for the position of mayor will be approved in February. The head of the city will be able to become not only a deputy of the City Duma, as it was before, but any citizen for whom an absolute majority of parliamentarians will vote.
Change to Irkutsk mayor election system in autumn 2019 Deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly. At the same time, the citizens defended the right to direct elections and held rally against the introduction of the city manager institute.