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 Hroisman’s working group expects local elections to be held in all occupied territories including Crimea.

The local elections, which are scheduled by the Constitution to the October 25, 2015, should be held on the entire Ukraine’s territory including the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas and the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Russia.

This follows from "The Law on local elections", prepared by a working group headed by Verkhovna Rada Speaker Volodymyr Hroisman, Censor.NET reports.

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There have been no exceptions to the rules of the local elections for any territory of Ukraine mentioned in the document, which was brought to the attention of Censor.NET. The notions of 'annexation', 'special status', etc. have not been mentioned as well.

At the same time, the bill describes in detail the process of local elections in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. This procedure is generally consistent with the one envisaged by the current legislation of Ukraine.

The same applies to the election of mayor and city council of Sevastopol.

The bill also provides for a substantial reduction in the number of deputies of local councils.

In particular, the draft law envisages that only two deputies may represent the district councils with less than three thousand voters, three deputies will represent the districts with 3,000 to 15,000 voters, while the districts with more than 15,000 will elect four deputies.

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The number of deputies of the regional council is proposed to be restricted by 80 deputies for the territory with less than two million voters, and 100 deputies for the one with more than two million voters.

The number of deputies in the village and town councils as well as councils of the districts of the cities is proposed to be restricted as follows:

The administrative unit with up to 3,000 voters shall be represented by a maximum of 10 deputies

The administrative unit with 3,000 to 10,000 voters shall be represented by up to 16 deputies.

The administrative unit with 10,000 to 50,000 voters shall be represented by up to 22 deputies.

The administrative unit with 50,000 to 100,000 voters shall be represented by up to 28 deputies.

The administrative unit with 100,000 to 250,000 voters shall be represented by up to 34 deputies.

The administrative unit with 250,000 to 1,000,000 voters shall be represented by up to 40 deputies.

The administrative unit with more than 1,000,000 voters shall be represented by 40 to 60 deputies.

For comparison, the current law allows to elect from 12 to 16 deputies to the village council with a population of up to 1,000 residents while up to 150 deputies may represent the city council with more than two million voters.

The maximum number of deputies for the Regional Council is currently 170 ones.

 
 
 
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