In St. Petersburg, the deputies did not consider the question of the referendum on the bridge Kadyrov
Legislative Assembly (Zaks) of St. Petersburg was excluded from the agenda of the meeting of 9 November referendum on the bridge Kadyrov made by the party “Yabloko”. The proposal was made by the Chairman of the Committee on legislation, United Russia Denis Chetyrbok.
His initiative was supported by 39 deputies, eight voted against, reports “Fontanka”. The Internet newspaper “Paper” notes that the issue, previously approved by the Council of the factions, was removed from the agenda for the first time in several years.
The Deputy from the “Yabloko” Boris Vishnevsky was not given the floor under approval of the agenda. Due to the fact that his question on the referendum were excluded, the MP did not include the microphone. Colleague Vishnevsky, Mikhail Amosov said that the speaker Vyacheslav Makarov, thus, violated the regulation. Sam Wisniewski called it a “flagrant violation of the principle of the protection of the parliamentary minority”.
Bridge named after first President of Chechnya, Akhmad Kadyrov appeared in St. Petersburg this summer. This decision was made by the Toponymic Commission of the city. The initiative has received a wide resonance. Disagree with the name of the bridge came out to protest and collect online signatures for cancellation of the decision of the authorities.
Despite the indignation of citizens, the order of assigning the bridge named after the first President of Chechnya was signed by the city Governor Georgy Poltavchenko. The mayor received the gratitude from the current head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov.
The city election Commission twice denied the party “Yabloko” in the referendum on the name of the bridge: 2 Aug cause of failure was called an error in the date of issuance of the passport of one of the participants of the meeting of the initiative group, as well as the discrepancy between the number of voters in a meeting of the initiative group with the participants. Previously denied for lack of Protocol on election of the Chairman and Secretary of the initiative group.
However on the third time – in September – the Petersburg municipal electoral Committee has accepted a request to hold a referendum on the bridge Kadyrov, after which the decision was to approve the Sachs.