Washington considers democratic past in Ukraine Local elections, said the permanent representative of the USA at OSCE Daniel Baer.
Local elections were held in Ukraine on 25 October on a 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.
in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation yesterday has told that in Ukraine the last Local elections were far from universal standards of objectivity and did not contribute to the elimination of the split in Ukrainian society.
"We value the elections as democratic," said Baer correspondents in the course of a telephone conference.
He added that Held in 2014 presidential elections and the parliamentary elections in Ukraine were highly democratic.