Mayor of Yekaterinburg Yevgeny Roizman resigned
Yevgeny Roizman, who since September 2013 has served as mayor of Yekaterinburg, has resigned. He linked this decision with the abolition of direct elections of Yekaterinburg mayor.
“The amendments to the Charter of Ekaterinburg in connection with the abolition of the direct election of the mayor is a direct deception of the citizens and the betrayal of the interests of the city. I will not participate in it. Resigned”, — the politician wrote in his Twitter.
First, about the decision of Mr. Roizman learned the deputies of the city Duma of Ekaterinburg during the consideration of amendments to abolish the direct election of the mayor.
“I resign, — said the politician.— To take part in it do not want. The decision was made final, I told you everything, what will happen next I don’t know.”
Yevgeny Roizman gained fame as the head of Fund “City without drugs”, which was founded in 1999. In 2007, he was elected in single-mandate constituency to the State Duma of the 4th convocation. In 2013, he took part in returned the year before direct elections of the mayor of Yekaterinburg, is nominated from the party “Civic platform”. 8 Sep Yevgeny Roizman received 33.3% votes, 4% beating its rival from the “United Russia” Yakov Silin, and was declared the winner.
As part of a return to the indirect system of elections 4 April 2018, the city Duma of Ekaterinburg has made the decision on modification of the Charter, involving the abolition of the direct election of the mayor. Yevgeny Roizman spoke for bringing this issue to a citywide referendum, but this proposal was not supported by the deputies, and the result of the vote on the Bylaw change was scheduled for may 22.