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Levchenko intends to return direct mayor elections in Irkutsk
In Irkutsk, the head of the city administration will now be appointed by a special commission. Deputies of the regional Legislative Assembly adopted a change in the election system of the mayor of Irkutsk. However, the Governor of the Angara region did not appreciate this innovation. Sergey Levchenko intends to seek the return of direct mayoral elections
According to the press service of the local government. The parliamentarians also considered this initiative at the meeting, but it did not gain a majority of votes.
Direct elections in Irkutsk were canceled in 2014 - the mayor was elected from among the deputies. And now the head of the city there will be a city manager, theoretically, anyone can participate in the competition for this position.
In the first reading, the bill was adopted in the spring. Then the city passed rally against the introduction of the city manager institute... The townspeople defended the right to direct elections of the head of the regional capital. However, the law was passed in the second and final reading.