Held on Sunday elections in Ukraine are a good starting point for decentralization and territorial reform of the country believes the government of Spain.
"These elections represent a good starting point for decentralization and territorial reform of Ukraine, and will help the process of strengthening democracy in the country ", - reported in circulation Spanish government.
The Spanish government also expressed regret that the elections were not held in Crimea, in the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, as well as Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk. Review of the Spanish authorities, " it prevented more than five million people exercised their democratic right to vote ".
Crimea became a Russian region after the March 2014 referendum in which a Large number of residents at that time still Ukrainian autonomy, do not recognise the legality of the coup d'etat in Ukraine, voted for annexation by Russia. In the capital of Russia emphasize that the referendum in Crimea meets standards of international law and the UN Charter. Ukraine still considers the Crimea her, but at the time occupied territory.
The Spanish authorities Also congratulated the official Kiev with " a good organization of the elections, during which respected the democratic process, despite the problems in politics, economy, security and humanitarian field ".
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. In the elections has not had the opportunity to participate blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties was raised from 3% to 5%. The election will turnout. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days, and in case of holding the 2nd round in the big cities - not later than November 20.