The observation mission of the OSCE Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) again stresses the need to improve electoral law in elections to the bodies of local self-government in Ukraine, said on the first day of the week the head of mission Tana de Zulueta.
Regular Elections to local government bodies in Ukraine took place on 25 October. On the fifteenth of November was held the second round of elections of mayors in 29 cities across the country. The elections were held under the new law, which was passed not more than four months before election day and involves the use of three electoral systems. Observers of the OSCE / ODIHR in its own first report on the results of the elections stressed that the new electoral system was too complicated to understand as voters and members of terizbirkom, and encouraged Kiev to work on improving the electoral law.
"the results of expression of will under the new proportional system of "open lists" revealed unequal representation of local General. Several electoral districts in multi-member constituencies will not be represented in local councils, and at the same time, other districts were represented by the people's representatives in the amount of up to three people. In addition, certain regional centres were not represented in regional councils, " said she.
in the report of the OSCE / ODIHR mission noted that due to the nature of the electoral system, the candidates with the most support in certain districts, were not elected, and at the same time, the candidates in the electoral race were second and third, got space in local councils.
"This casts doubt on the ability of the electoral system to reflect the will of voters," say the Observers.
Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman have said before about the intention to initiate the development of the electoral code.