Yanukovych requires local government to provide all conditions for fair elections

10:55, 19 July 2012
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The President requires local authorities to provide all conditions for fair, transparent elections, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych. It was stated by the President in the course of his meetings with Heads of Regional State Administrations in Crimea.

“The government has to provide all conditions for fair, democratic parliamentary elections,” the President noted.

The President paid particular attention of the Heads of regions to the importance of strict observance of the current electoral law and providing equal rights for holding the electoral campaign to all the participants. He emphasized that there are all conditions for it given that the year before the elections in Ukraine the legislation necessary for its successful holding had been adopted. “New electoral law is the result of successful political compromise. This success was also noted by international observers,” the President said.

According to the President, the results of the elections will define international image of our country, further successful implementation of internal reforms and meeting of social obligations.

“The election campaign must be perfect, in full accordance with international standards,” the President said, adding that these standards are: openness and publicity of the election process, reliable protection of voters’ rights.

The President also stressed that local government must check the readiness of polls and provide repairs if necessary. “Everything must be prepared to ensure public order before and on the Election Day,” the President added.

Starting from the beginning of the current week President Yanukovych meets with Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea Anatoliy Mogilev, Head of Odessa Regional State Administration Eduard Matviychuk, Head of Kherson Regional State Administration Mykola Kostyak, Head of Mykolayiv Regional State Administration Mykola Kruglov, Head of Zaporizhzhya Regional State Administration Oleksandr Peklushenko, Head of Kirovohrad Regional State Administration Serhiy Larin, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration Oleksandr Vilkul, Head of Donetsk Regional State Administration Andriy Shyshatsky, Head of Kharkiv Regional State Administration Mykhailo Dobkin, Head of Luhansk Regional State Administration Volodymyr Pristyuk, Head of Kyiv Regional State Administration Anatoliy Prisyazhnyuk, Head of Cherkasy Regional State Administration Serhiy Tulub, Head of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration Mykhailo Vyshyvanyuk, Head of Kyiv City State Administration Oleksandr Popov, Head of Sevastopol City State Administration Volodymyr Yatsuba.

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