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In the Khabarovsk Territory want to change the procedure for direct elections of district heads

Innovation regarding the abolition of direct election of chapters in several districts and 92 settlements Khabarovsk Territory, initiated by the regional government and has already been adopted by the legislative assembly in the first reading. Instead of direct elections, it is proposed that the heads of the local deputies be elected from among the candidates presented by the competition commission, Kommersant writes.

The Communist Party and the LDPR are protesting about this. The communists have prepared an amendment on the preservation of the elections. “The provision of the bill that half of the commission, which will select candidates for the head, is formed by the governor, and half - by district assemblies, where the majority are United Russia, makes it unrealistic to participate in the process of opposition parties“- noted the first secretary of the regional committee, Alexander Gromov.

The LDPR branch, in turn, held a picket against amendments to regional legislation on municipal elections.

As stated in the explanatory note to the draft law, innovation minimizes the ingress of people unprepared, unaware of the specifics of the work of leaders, which will increase the responsibility of officials and the quality of decisions made. “We believe that business executives should work as heads of the localities, the process of their election should be depoliticized. And the possibility of direct elections, party struggle will remain in the campaigns for the election of meetings of deputies ”- says Sergey Lugovskoy, secretary of the United Russia reggolling council.

In the administration of the region, the amendment is attributed to the savings of about 9 million rubles for the production of ballots and the organization of voting.

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