Local elections in ten regions of Ukraine is impossible – paruby

Местные выборы в десяти областях Украины провести невозможно - Парубий

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada informed that after the cessation of martial law in the ten regions, the CEC will re-start the process of preparations for the local elections.

Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andrei Parubiy said that to hold local elections, scheduled for December 23, it is impossible because of the imposition of martial law. He said this at the III Forum of local government on Wednesday, 5 December, Ukrainian Pravda wrote.

He said that already held detailed consultations with the Central election Commission, the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, the legal Department of BP.

“Come to a common understanding that today is (to hold the elections – ed.) is impossible to do, because the electoral process was already interrupted, and he can’t go back to the same point, it should start at the beginning,” – said paruby.

He expressed the hope that there will be “no difficulties and problems” to the CEC upon completion of the martial law again started the electoral process.

“And in the nearest time, elections in these 10 areas where martial law was imposed, will be announced and conducted in an open and democratic way,” concluded Parubiy.

We will remind, on December 5, President Petro Poroshenko submitted to the Parliament a bill which will allow to hold elections in General relativity, December 23 – during the period of martial law.

As reported, the CEC on November 29 canceled the local elections that was to take place in areas where martial law.


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