The CEC asks the committees to clarify the possibility of holding local elections in ORDA

ЦИК просит комитеты ВР разъяснить возможность проведения местных выборов в ОРДЛО

The Central election Commission appealed to the two committees of Parliament to clarify the possibility of elections in the occupied districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. This was reported by press service of the CEC on the results of today’s meeting.

“The Commission appealed to the committees of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on state construction, regional policy and local self-government and on legal policy and justice with the aim of providing their interpretations of the law of Ukraine “On local elections” subject to clause 5 resolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of July 17, 2015 No. 645-VIII “On calling regular election of deputies of local councils and village, settlement and city heads in 2015,” relative to the possibility of the appointment of the Central election Commission and relevant territorial election commissions within their powers of local elections in some territories of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. And also – implementation of replacement of deputies of local councils in these areas in the event of early termination of their powers prior to the appointment by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and carrying out in the territories of the relevant local elections. In the case of the possibility of such election for an urgent legislative solution to the problematic issues that may arise during the organization of preparation and conduct of local elections and implementation of the replacement of deputies of local councils”, – the press-service.

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The Commission added that this decision was taken due to the fact that the CEC receives numerous requests regarding the possibility of setting and holding a relevant territorial election commissions for the election of deputies of local councils and the relevant village, settlement and city heads, as well as substitution of deputies of local councils in ARDLA 25 Oct 2015 next local elections, not appointed and not conducted.

We will remind, the representative of the political subgroup of the Trilateral contact group on settling the situation in Donbas Olha aivazovska stated that the issue of holding the elections in ORDA removed from the agenda of the talks in Minsk.

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