Election campaign starts in Ukraine
The election campaign for local elections scheduled for October 25 started in Ukraine on Saturday, September 5.
At the same time, local elections in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol are not scheduled. Similarly, local elections will not take place in certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are recognized as temporarily occupied areas.
As earlier reported, the Central Election Commission declared the impossibility of holding local elections on October 25 in 91 local councils of Donetsk region and 31 local councils of Luhansk region, which are controlled by Ukraine.
Local elections planned for October 25 will not be held in the occupied territories, including 125 settlements in Donetsk region and 146 - in Luhansk region.
No elections of deputies of regional councils in the city of Kyiv will take place. These elections are scheduled for March 27, 2016.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on September 4, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the Law "On amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning the organization of the first elections of deputies of local councils and village, town and city mayors."
The document changes the procedure for establishment of united territorial communities.
It was decided to hold the first local elections on October 25, 2015, in united territorial communities established after August 14, 2015 or where the first local elections have not been scheduled.