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Viche 2015 №11

№11, 2015

CEC Deputy Chairman Andriy MAHERA: “I would not advise to introduce qualitatively new electoral system for local elections”

The epopee with the preparation of agreed law on local elections (for which in Verkhovna Rada the expert group was set up in February) concluded with the fact that representatives of different political forces began to record their own vision of this process. At first glance there is no surprise: the group did not work out the project before deadline on May 12. But in practice this means that in the session hall there may not be enough votes for any of them. Exactly the same and strange seems the desire of parliamentarians to complicate the task: instead of a compromise variant to submit 4-5 alternative initiatives and then again to combine them quickly in one document.