Krasnodar, 21 September – Yug Times. The Yug Times has analyzed the process of rejuvenation of local governments in Kuban cities and municipalities.
The recent election of the regional Legislative Assembly tempted several city mayors to become politicians of the regional level. However, the campaign did not prove triumphant for all of them.
Let’s begin from Anapa, where City Mayor Sergei Sergeyev had announced his desire to become a regional MP. His self-confidence must have been so high that he voluntarily resigned from mayor’s office instead of taking a leave, as candidates would usually do. However, the regional election committee refused to register him in a single member constituency, so that Mr. Sergeyev had no choice but to try and get to the parliament on the party list — but he failed.
“The era of Sergei Sergeyev in Anapa has finished — his term of office ceased on September 18,” annpunced Anatoli Kuznetsov, editor-in-chief of the Anapa PRO Internet portal. “His electoral failure reflected his reputation as city mayor. In my opinion, he must have owed his defeat to the fact that immediately after his voluntary resignation a new mayor was sent to the city.”
Unlike Sergeyev, Tuapse Mayor Vladimir Lybanev chose not to write a resignation letter but announced that he would resign if he became a regional deputy. So he did.
The situation is the sane with Sergei Zhilenko, now ex-head of the Dinskoi rayon.
As for the troublemaking Primorsko-Akhtarsk rayon, it got a temporary mayor — Yevgeni Putintsev. Unlike Tuapse and Dinskaya, in Primosko-Akhtarsk a competition for the new mayor was announced — but nobody has applied for the office, including Putintsev. Experts tend to compare the office in Primorsko-Akhtarsk with scaffolds.