Yusup Umavov approved as mayor of Makhachkala - Kommersant
Deputies of the city assembly of the capital of Dagestan by a majority of votes elected the new mayor of Makhachkala, Yusup Umavov, who has held this position as interim head of the city since May 11.
The competition commission for the selection of candidates for the post of mayor offered the deputies a choice of three candidates. In addition to Mr. Umavov, this trio included the head of the law firm "Magomedov and Partners", a public figure Arsen Magomedov and financial director of the Kizlyar electrical apparatus plant Imam Ramazanov.
After the two candidates presented their program and answered the deputies' questions (Imam Ramazanov was unable to attend the session due to family reasons), an open vote took place. Yusup Umavov received 38 votes, Arsen Magomedov - two, one deputy voted for Imam Ramazanov.
Yusup Umavov is 61 years old. He is a candidate of economic sciences. In 2008–2013, he served as head of the forestry agency of the Ministry of Construction and Housing and Public Utilities of Dagestan, and was an adviser to the president of the republic. After that, until 2018, he headed the ministry, which in different years supervised the sphere of trade, investment, entrepreneurship and industry. He was elected a deputy of the People's Assembly of Dagestan of the seventh convocation.