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Roizman convinced Yekaterinburg city legislature takes legitimate decision to approve him as mayor

September 24, 2013, 10:40 UTC+3

Along with the lawyers, a prosecutor attended a meeting of the city legislature

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Anton Butsenko

Photo ITAR-TASS/Anton Butsenko

YEKATERINBURG, September 24 (Itar-Tass) - Yevgeny Roizman is convinced that the decision of the deputies of the Yekaterinburg Duma, the city’s legislature, approving him at the post of city’s mayor is legitimate. The head of the City Without Drugs foundation, who was elected as Yekaterinburg mayor from the Civic Platform party, noted that a strong legal service, which did not allow any violations, works in the city authorities.

“Along with the lawyers, a prosecutor attended a meeting of the city legislature. If some violations had been found, he would have taken proper decisions urgently,” Roizman stated.

On Tuesday, the deputies from A Just Russia and the Russian Party of Pensioners for Justice tried to foil a meeting of the Yekaterinburg city legislature, but a repeated meeting was convened at which the mayor was approved. The opposition lawmakers find the decision taken by the city legislature illegitimate and intend to appeal it in the court.

No quorum existed at a meeting of the city legislature, deputy of the legislative assembly in Sverdlovsk Region Yevgeny Artyukh told Itar-Tass. Then the deputies have taken the decision to hold a repeated meeting. “21 deputies from 36 deputies were participating in the meeting of the city’s legislature at first. Two-thirds of deputies present at the meeting are needed for the quorum. According to the regulations 19 deputies are enough for quorum at a repeated meeting. But a repeated meeting can be set not earlier than on September 26,” he said. “This is the violation that the repeated meeting was set on today,” Artyukh noted.

“I have read the regulations. They hold that a repeated meeting should be held no later than in seven days. However, the minimal term is not set. Therefore, the decision of the city’s legislature is legitimate,” Roizman commented on a statement made by the opposition deputies.

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