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In Primorsky Krai they will give up the two-headed model of the formation of municipal authorities

Deputies of the United Russia faction in Primorsky Krai proposed amendments to the regional law on the procedure for forming municipal authorities.

"The order when there are two actually equivalent chapters chairman of the local Duma (he is the mayor of the city - approx.the editor) and a city manager, creates the preconditions for conflicts "- explained to "Kommersant" Victoria Nikolaeva, deputy head of the United Russia faction.

According to amendments to the regional legislation, heads of municipalities will be elected by local dumas from the composition of candidates selected by the competitive commission. In turn, the competitive commission will be formed on a parity basis by the governor and the deputy corps.

"The governor supports the initiative, which will also raise the status of local councilors", - quoted by the press service of the regional administration Elena Smolnikova, the representative of the head of the region in the Legislative Assembly.

There are also objections to the annexed amendments. “The deputies will be given the opportunity to choose only from those candidates proposed by the competition commission. It will be half-formed by the sole governor. In fact, this will lead to the fact that the head of the region will gain control over local government bodies, " - explains deputy Pavel Ashikhmin, the second secretary of the KRG regional committee. He believes that the regional law should provide for the possibility of popular elections of heads of municipalities.

Considering that 27 out of 40 members of the parliament of Primorye are members of the United Russia and LDPR factions, the outcome of the February 25 vote seems predetermined.

The first on the line for election under the new rules is the head of the city of Artem, the fourth largest city of Primorye. The powers of his mayor expire in March.

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