Tallinn city council to consider no-confidence motion against acting mayor ({{commentsTotal}})

Taavi Aas
Taavi Aas Source: (Postimees/Scanpix)

The Tallinn city council will at an extraordinary sitting on Tuesday morning discuss a motion of no confidence against acting mayor, Deputy Mayor Taavi Aas.

The motion was brought by 21 opposition councilors from the Pro Patria and Res Publica Union (IRL) and Reform Party groups.

The opposition deputies are displeased with Aas because he still has not taken an official position on the embezzlement charges the Public Prosecutor's Office brought against Central Tallinn borough governor Alar Nääme at the beginning of January.

Another reason for the no-confidence motion is the city government's inadequate response to misdeeds of the governor of the North Tallinn borough, Karin Tammemägi, who among other things gave one of her subordinates a municipal apartment to use on advantageous conditions, jumping the waiting list.

"This is the opposition's joint no-confidence motion, no group could do it on its own. It takes 20 council members to launch a no-confidence motion," chairman of the city council's IRL group Madis Kübar told BNS. All opposition deputies will be present at the council meeting on Tuesday morning, he stated. In his words, Social Democrat members of the city council also support the motion. "They did not sign it, but stated their all-round support when it was discussed on Thursday," he said.