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Chita resident goes on hunger strike for direct mayoral election

Chita resident goes on hunger strike for direct mayoral election
Photo: chita.ru

An activist from Chita, Nikolai Likhanov, went on a hunger strike. He demands the return of direct mayoral elections, which have been canceled in the city since 2014 of the year.

As reported local media, the man intends to starve near the government building of the Trans-Baikal Territory every day, starting from 10 in the morning. He suggests returning the mayoral election through a referendum. The activist recalled that in 2016, city deputies took the initiative in this direction, but it never reached the final.

This is not the first hunger strike of a resident of Chita. In 2017, he thus protested against alleged corruption; in the spring of 2019, he demanded a meeting with the head of the region. In addition, Likhanov himself as an independent candidate He claimed the post of governor.