OSCE: “Local elections in Ukraine were the starting point of decentralization”

Local elections, which took place in Ukraine on Sunday, became the starting point for decentralization. According to OSCE press-service, the statement was made by the head of the mission of observers from the Congress of Regional and Local Authorities of the Council of Europe, Gudrun Mosler-Tornstrom.

“These local elections were the starting point of decentralization and territorial reforms in Ukraine. Despite difficult circumstances and some irregularities, they were organized in an overall satisfactory manner”, she said. 

For the next elections the mission head encourages the authorities to revise the existing legislation in order to better reflect the voters’ will at the grassroots level.

“According to the delegation of the European Parliament, the elections were held in accordance to the international standards”, noted the head of European Parliamentary delegation, Andrey Plenkovich.

He also urged Ukraine to overcome the drawbacks, detected during electoral process.

“We will continue to provide assistance and support reforms in order for Ukraine to achieve greater progress on the way to implementation of the Association Agreement”, he added.

As we know, the first elections of October 25 took place in 159 unified communities.

Source:

Decentralization of power

Share the news:

Read more:
12abe1f64214fe9149251dd16593fb60

22 January 2018

Know-how for Ukraine: Orikhivska AH has found...

The Orikhivska AH of the Zaporizhzhya Oblast introduced a social card of the Orikhivska AH resident that will enable...

23bbcad203429b663e82b11aa7e59ccf

22 January 2018

One more rayon in Poltava Oblast joined process...

On the Day of Ukrainian Unity, the experts from the Poltava Local Government Development Centre (established with the...

Af5a511fab92608fecc973492a86e1e1

22 January 2018

Orphans are being provided with housing in...

Two social apartments were purchased in the Talnivska AH at the expense of state subvention and own hromada funds, in...