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 Law on local elections came into force

The law on local elections is published in the official newspaper of the Verkhovna Rada "Holos Ukrainy".

This is reported by Censor.NET citing UNIAN.

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According to the law, elections of village council deputies are to be held by the majority system in single-mandate constituencies being parts of the territory of respective administrative units.

Deputies of the regional, city and district councils are elected under the proportional system with open lists. A vote threshold for parties is increased from 3% to 5%. This act also provides a mechanism to recall deputies.

Political parties registered on the date of the law publication are eligible to take part in the coming local elections.

The law does not provide for participation of electoral party blocs. According to its transitional provisions, elections to local councils of the annexed Crimea, as well as the occupied areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are not to be held.

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As previously reported, on Aug. 6 president Poroshenko signed a law on local elections. July 14, the Verkhovna Rada passed the law. It was supported by 257 MPs out of 320 registered in the session hall.

 
 
 
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