Rebel Russian mayor resigns over move to scrap elections

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‘A Russian mayor and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has resigned after lawmakers moved to abolish elections in his city.

Yevgeny Roizman announced Tuesday that he would quit his post as mayor of Yekaterinburg in response to a vote by lawmakers to scrap mayoral elections in the city. Instead, the local lawmakers would decide who is mayor.’¬†