Oleg Mamaev became mayor of Blagoveshchensk

The deputies of the Blagoveshchensk city Duma on Thursday by secret ballot elected mayor of Blagoveshchensk Oleg Imameev, who still occupies the post of first Deputy mayor, told RIA Novosti press-service Gordumy.

"All the voting took place with the participation of 24 deputies, Oleg Imameev voted 21 deputies, two people abstained and one ballot was blank. In addition Imameev for a secret ballot was submitted the candidacy of Sergei Shimko - the Director of MT "the Municipal center for international cooperation", - said the Agency interlocutor.

In the post he will assume after his inauguration on Saturday.

Deputies of the city Duma of Blagoveshchensk voted for the abolition of popular election of the mayor at the end of may 2015. While the regional centre of the Amur region is run by Valentina Kalita, it has officially entered a post of the mayor of Blagoveshchensk on July 25 2015 and became the first woman in the history of the city in this position, the term of office Kalita expires in July.

The competition for the selection of candidates for the position of mayor is held in two stages: competition of documents and presentation of the program of the five-year socio-economic development of Blagoveshchensk.

Imameev in his plan for the development of Blagoveshchensk have focused on the need to continue to build schools and kindergartens, in his opinion, it is necessary to achieve the city status of territories of priority development, promote the development of youth business and tourism. Separately Imameev suggested to pay attention to the reconstruction of a storm drain: after every heavy rain the authorities have to enter in Blagoveshchensk emergency mode. Also in his plan five-year development courtyards, and the reduction of the costs of the administration.

Shimko proposed to make the city more accessible for people with disabilities, to build new roads, improvement of the city, to do cheaper services children's sections and circles.