The resolution on holding of local elections in Ukraine on 25 October 2015 published in the official media and, thus, entered into force on Tuesday. When this Election is beyond the control of Kiev on the territory will not be held.
The decree published in the parliamentary newspaper " Voice of Ukraine ".
last week the Parliament of Ukraine, the relevant draft resolution was supported by 237 parliamentarians With the necessary minimum of 226 votes.
"To appoint the next Elections of deputies of local councils and rural, settlement, city heads at Sunday, 25 October 2015," - said in the text of the resolution. According to the document, the Parliament ordered the Central election Commission to provide financial and logistical support in the preparation and conduct of these elections at the expense of funds of the state budget.
According to the document, the Elections will not take place beyond the control of Kiev on the territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, and similarly, in the Crimea and Sevastopol. As highlighted in the draft resolution, in case of impossibility to build and prepare the holding of local elections in some areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the Central election Commission makes a conclusion about the impossibility of holding elections in each individual case. Such decision promptly served by the CEC to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which for its part is authorized to reject the proposal of the CEC. Elections in those areas where they will not be held on 25 October 2015, will be appointed by the Parliament to another date, subject to the cessation of hostilities, the restoration of full surveillance over the territories from Kiev and the " disarmament of all illegal armed groups ".
first of Rada adopted a new law that defines the rules for the conduct of elections in local governments. Now regional, city and districts councils are elected under the proportional system, with so-called open lists, and the Election of people's deputies of village councils will be held by the majority system of relative majority. The threshold for parties increased from 3% to 5%.
Crimea and Sevastopol became the Russian regions after the 16 March 2014 referendum in which the overwhelming majority of voters voted for reunification with Russia. In the Russian capital said that the referendum in Crimea complies with international law and the UN Charter. Kiev still considers Crimea as part of Ukraine.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict were about 6, 5 thousand people. The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. Adopted February 12, the contact group of the Complex of measures on implementation of the Minsk agreements envisages that in "certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions" local elections, the preparation of which Kiev is obliged to carry out in coordination with authorized these areas.