The mayor of Bratsk will argue with regional courtYesterday administration of Bratsk officially has declared that has directed the appeal on the decision of Irkutsk regional court from August, 4th to the Supreme court of the Russian Federation. The mayor of Bratsk Alexander Petrunko intends to challenge the date of elections of the head of city administration appointed court, also he protests against a recognition “ illegal inactivity “ the efforts on carrying out of sessions of thoughts for appointment of the day of voting and acceptance of the charter of Bratsk. The deputy of Legislative Assembly (ZS) the Irkutsk region from Bratsk Vladimir Michurin considers that judicial suit is started by Alexander Petrunko in hope that date of elections will be transferred for later term when the operating mayor will be ready to election campaign. The co-ordinator of a brotherly municipal duma named the reference of the mayor in the Supreme court “ political step “. Till July, 30th, that is not later than 70 days before the expiry of the term of powers of the operating mayor, the municipal duma should appoint date of elections of the mayor of Bratsk, however from - for absence of quorum it has not made it. The claim about inactivity of the brotherly authorities to Irkutsk regional court was submitted by townswoman Nina Kastalsky. Simultaneously with it the Office of Public Prosecutor of the Irkutsk region has demanded to appoint day of voting under compulsion. On August, 4th the court has defined on October, 9th as date of elections of the brotherly mayor. The decision has come into force immediately.
yesterday a press - the secretary of the mayor of Bratsk Elena Tkachenko has confirmed officially „” that the mayor has directed the appeal to the Supreme court of the Russian Federation. The brotherly town governor considers that appointment of date of elections to October, 9th breaks suffrages of townspeople. In the complaint Alexander Petrunko underlines that day of voting has been defined on August, 4th, that is 66 days prior to the expiry of the term of its powers. Under the law “ About the basic guarantees of suffrages of citizens and the rights to participation in referenda “ operating at that point in time, date of elections should be appointed for 80 - 70 days before the expiry of the term of powers.
the secretary of election committee of the Irkutsk region Lyudmila Shavenkova has underlined that “ the court has applied an exclusive measure “. “ Really, election campaign term is reduced, at all time for carrying out of the basic selective actions however is not changed: 20 days on promotion and 30 on propaganda “. As she said, all reductions of terms concern works of election committees, and the rights of citizens are not broken. Madam Shavenkova has declared that, according to members of electoral committee, the court has arrived correctly.
the senior partner of lawyer bureau " adheres to the similar point of view also; the Legate “ a member of regional election committee Vyacheslav Plahotnjuk. He believes that the Supreme court of the Russian Federation by consideration of the complaint of Alexander Petrunko will uphold the decision of regional court on appointment of date of elections.
as to illegality of inactivity of the mayor to destination dates of elections Vyacheslav Plahotnjuk named this question debatable. We will remind, brotherly deputies tried to gather some times to approve of the amendment to the charter of a city and to appoint date of elections. In the complaint Alexander Petrunko underlines that it as the chairman of a thought and the head of city administration has executed the duties: dates of sessions of a thought appointed. That fact that on them there was no quorum, cannot characterise its attempt as “ illegal inactivity “.
the co-ordinator of a brotherly municipal duma Edward Dyomin adheres to A bit different point of view. In its opinion, “ Time, despite all efforts of Petrunko, the document (the city charter means) has not been accepted, date of elections is not appointed, means, inactivity was “. Edward Dyomin has told that was originally supposed that the mayor of Bratsk will submit the claim to the Supreme court together with a municipal thought. However as a result deputies of the chairman have not supported. The co-ordinator of a municipal duma categorically does not agree and with Alexander Petrunko`s intention to protest the decision of regional court on appointment of date of elections. “ it cannot be done in no event, - he speaks. - elections should pass “.
According to Edward Dyomin, Alexander Petrunko`s attempt to protest the decision of regional court - “ a political step “. “ I cannot assert that it (the operating mayor of Bratsk Alexander Petrunko - „”) will not be re-elected. Besides while there is no final decision about that, the mayor will stand or not. Perhaps, submitting the claim, he expects to delay time to have time to prepare to itself(himself) the successor “ - the co-ordinator of a municipal duma has assumed.
exclusively political implied sense in Alexander Petrunko`s intentions was seen by the deputy of regional parliament from Bratsk Vladimir Michurin. “ actions of the mayor are directed on failure of date of elections, - the deputy has declared, - it as much as possible long tightened date of appointment of elections that day of voting has been transferred for later term “. According to Vladimir Michurin, the operating mayor of Bratsk hoped to transfer elections for March, 2006, to raise the rating. The deputy has informed „” that, under its data, today only 5 - 6 % bratchan trust the mayor.
in a press - service goradministratsii statements of the deputy - the oppositionist about low level of popularity of the mayor did not begin to make comments on Bratsk.