The U.S. state Department called held on Sunday in Ukraine Local elections are an important step in the reform and decentralization of power.
"according to initial reports from international observers, These elections mostly reflect the will of the Ukrainian people and the majority respected the democratic process ", - reported in circulation.
"These Local elections is an important step in that moment, as Ukraine continues to move forward with difficult reforms and decentralization of political power ", - stressed in the Department.
American foreign Ministry expressed hope that the second round of the mayoral elections fifteen of November will be successful." We also expect that citizens in Mariupol and in other places where it could not spend valaisiana will have the opportunity to exercise that right, fifteen of November, " the statement reads.
"We also hope that citizens in conflict zones, internally displaced persons and refugees will soon be able to exercise their right in electing leaders in Accordance with the legislative acts of Ukraine, the OSCE standards and appeals of the Minsk agreements ", - concluded at the state Department.
Local elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand people, the mayor was elected by a simple majority of votes, and in the large cities must be assigned the second round, if none of the candidates could gain more than 50% of the vote. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists.