The Parliament of Ukraine appointed on 25 October local elections, the possibility of making elections in Kiev-controlled territories in Donbas will determine the Central election Commission (CEC).
"To appoint the next elections of deputies of local councils and rural, settlement, city heads at Sunday, 25 October 2015, – reported 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. The decree comes into effect starting from the date of its promulgation in the official media.
Though 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. The conclusion about the possibility of holding elections in Kiev-controlled areas of Donbas will take the CEC and then send the corresponding Decision to the Parliament, RIA " Novosti ". According to the head of the faction Block Petro Poroshenko Yuriy Lutsenko, the Decision was agreed upon by all factions of the coalition." The settlement Shirokino – Can there be elections? Must address the CEC. Which will serve as a fitting Solution to the Parliament. Is it possible to hold elections in Slavyansk? Will be determined by the CEC, If necessary, will submit the Decision to the Parliament. In our opinion, this mechanism gives the opportunity to hold elections everywhere are covered by a standard fair, transparent and safe for the participants of the electoral process in local councils ", – Lutsenko said. Yesterday the Minister for foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine will be an important prerequisite for the elections in the Donbass on the basis of the current Ukrainian law. On Wednesday the party " Opposition bloc demanded that the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko not to sign the law on local elections and send it to the Venice Commission for examination. On the same day the Commissioner of the faction of the Opposition Bloc in the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Dolzhenkov expressed criticism of the law on local elections. For example, he has stated that this law deprives millions of internally displaced people in Ukraine are not allowed to vote. On Tuesday the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the General law on local elections, which makes a number of changes in the conduct of elections to bodies of local self-government.