The head of the civil-military administration of the Donetsk region of Ukraine Pavlo Zhebrivsky believes that the decision to hold Local elections in the city of Mariupol, which is under the control of Kiev, happened political.
before the Zhebrivsky said that holding elections in the region should be postponed until 2017, when in the field " will be completely broken down and will break the new sprouts healthy political forces ". Ukrainian media reported that the head of the Donetsk region has made the initiative of the CEC not to conduct the Local elections in 51 settlement of the Donbas within, controlled Kiev. The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko not so long ago called for the holding of elections in Mariupol.
"I think it happened because the political decision to spend there (in Mariupol - ed) election. We proposed not to carry out. In all three submissions was part of Mariupol where elections do not hold. I think there were a lot of things. I had a lot of meetings with the European ambassadors and the US Ambassador. I said: "You form or essence? If the form, the election probably will be held. Will try to make the most honest, transparent and secure. If it will work out well, As we're going. But, really, elections would be neither fair nor transparent nor democratic." But they have the impression that citizens are obliged to choose, "said the Zhebrivsky on Thursday in interview to Internet edition" Ukrainian truth ".
Local elections are scheduled in Ukraine for October 25. The Parliament first adopted a law that determines the rules for local elections. 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%.
The CEC has identified the Kiev-controlled areas of Donbass where elections are not held because of their proximity to the contact line with the militias. According to the CEC decision will not be 31 elected local Council in Novoaydarskiy, Papanasam and Stanichno-Lugansk areas of Lugansk region. In addition, elections are not held in 91 local Council in Artemovsk, Volnovakha, Volodarsky, Konstantin, Maryino, Starobeshevo, Yasinovatskiy districts of Donetsk region and in the towns Avdiyivka, Artemivsk, Horlivka, debaltseve, Dzerzhinsk, Dokuchayevsk and Konstantinovka.