Pitfalls of amendments to the election legislation

Local elections are a form of direct democracy, aimed at legalizing a representative body for the purpose of local development management on behalf of hromadas. An election code is a tool, targeted to fulfilling the aim. Who will rise to power with such a tool? What will the power realise? Olena Boyko, a people’s deputy of Ukraine of the VIII convocation, a candidate of sciences in state administration, is considering all the issues in the material.

The main trouble is: the local self-government reform, initiated in 2014, one of the most successful reforms nowadays, the reform trusted so much by many hromadas, is currently under threat. It can be explained by the final result – capable hromada formation – directly depends on the hromadas representative bodies. It is not sufficient to create «a map» of territorial arrangement, proper administration must be ensured. But it is rather doubtful if this very election tool is applied. Decentralisation is turning into partying… but good party structures are necessary for it, otherwise it is nothing but “feudalism”.

Yet there is a little time to put it right…

Колонка відображає винятково позицію її автора. За достовірність інформації відповідає автор колонки. Точка зору редакції порталу «Децентралізація» може не збігатися з точкою зору автора колонки.
06.07.2020 - 10:15 | Views: 6110
Author list 8ab771fbdc269082d10bacad217300a9

Author: Олена Бойко


elections Olena Boyko vybory zakonotvorchist

Share the news:


To add comment you should be authorized or sign_in
Read more:

02 March 2021

Розвиток інституту старост: Парламент прийняв законопроект №4535 у першому читанні

Розвиток інституту старост: Парламент прийняв...

Сьогодні, 2 березня, Верховна Рада України прийняла за основу Проект Закону про внесення змін до деяких законів...

01 March 2021

150 leaders of municipalities take part in the “Steps for Leaders” course organized by the U-LEAD with Europe

150 leaders of municipalities take part in...

Today, on the 1st of March, the U-LEAD with Europe Program is launching a unique project created specifically for...

01 March 2021

Hromada digital transformation: how it is going on in Ukraine

Hromada digital transformation: how it is going...

A panel discussion at the press-centre of the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre was dedicated to peculiarities and...

01 March 2021

The starosta and the hromada head: accountability, subordination and organizational independence

The starosta and the hromada head:...

One of the starosta’s obligations being considered, a few more issues have been raised concerning work relationships...