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  • Two more Russian cities abolish mayoral elections as Kremlin further centralizes power

    02/07/2019 10:28:16 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 21 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Feb 8 2019
    The residents of two more Siberian cities have now lost the right to elect their mayor in the latest restriction of direct elections in the country. Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk, two of the largest cities in the Siberian region of Kemerovo, will now have appointed instead of elected mayors, according to new laws signed by the regional governor earlier this week. Regional lawmakers voted in April 2018 to abolish direct mayoral elections in Russiaís fourth-largest city of Yekaterinburg, leading its popular mayor Yevgeny Roizman to resign in protest. Other major cities that have abolished elections in recent years include Petrozavodsk, Novgorod...