Opposition-minded ex-mayor of Petrozavodsk appeals her dismissal
MOSCOW, April 19 (RAPSI) – Former opposition-minded mayor of Petrozavodsk, Galina Shirshina, has appealed her dismissal in the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Karelia, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
On December 25 last year legislators of the Petrozavodsk City Council voted for resignation of Shirshina. Two weeks before her dismissal she received a note from a group of MPs listing alleged evidence that she did not fulfill her mayoral duties. Shirshina appealed her resignation in the Petrozavodsk City Court and the Supreme Court of Karelia but had no success.
“We have filed an appeal with the Presidium of the Supreme Court of Karelia. We listed all those moments that we consider wrongfully conducted by the first instance court and second instance court,” Shirshina said. She accentuated that the courts refused to review documents that could prove not fulfilling her duties.
In October 2013 Shirshina, with the help of opposition party “Yabloko”, was elected mayor of Petrozavodsk with 41.9% of votes in her favor.