The Ukrainian party Opposition bloc said on Wednesday its candidates, was again refused registration on local elections in Kharkiv regional Council, political force appealed to the international Association calling for " protecting the rights of Ukrainian citizens to free expression ".
Local Elections are scheduled in Ukraine for October 25. The Parliament first adopted a law defining the rules of their conduct. Now regional, city and district councils will be elected under the proportional system with the so-called open lists, and Elections of deputies of village and settlement councils - the majority system of relative majority. In elections are not available to take blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties is raised from 3% to 5%.
"Elections in the Kharkiv region have the opportunity to pass without participation of the Opposition bloc. The new regional election Committee, formed mostly of commissioners of Pro-government parties have denied our political force to register ", - reported in circulation Party, a statement released on Wednesday.
according to the Party, Local officials ignored the rights of voters, the Constitution of Ukraine, the decision of the Central election Commission that declared the registration of the "Opposition bloc" in the Kharkiv region is legitimate, and calls the European institutions and the U.S. Embassy.
"A series of prohibitions placed under control of the regional and city power structures, leads to the fact that the Elections in one of the largest areas of the country will be held without the opposition ", - reported in Party.
in the Opposition bloc includes most of the former members of the Party of regions, which was the ruling until gosperevorota in Ukraine in February 2014.