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YEKATERINBURG, September 24 (Itar-Tass) - The Yekaterinburg Duma, the city's legislature, approved Yevgeny Roizman at the post of city’s mayor at its meeting on Tuesday.
The opposition deputies tried to foil the meeting, but a repeated meeting was convened at which the mayor was approved.
Yevgeny Roizman is the head of The City Without Drugs foundation and was nominated by the Civic Platform Party at the Yekaterinburg mayoral elections.
Candidate from Civic Platform political party Yevgeny Roizman won the September 8 Yekaterinburg mayoral election with 33.21% of votes.
His nearest rival, Yakov Silin from United Russia party, has gained 29.87%. Third comes the representative of A Just Russia party Alexander Burkov with 20.16% of votes.
Regional prosecutors are looking into information about Roizman's links to ethnic criminal groups, reported by a federal television channel. The Federal Security Service department in the Sverdlovsk Region also opened a criminal case over the disclosure of the state secret after head of the City Without Drugs Foundation Yevgeny Roizman filed a plea in the investigating agencies. “The printouts of my telephone conversations were found at the former official of the Sverdlovsk regional prosecutor’s office,” Roizman claimed. “To my mind, there was no such precedence here,” he added.