Log in
03 September 2015 02:47

Mahera: Special law and funds needed to hold elections in troubled districts

KYIV, July 26 /Ukrinform/. The holding of repeat parliamentary elections in seven troubled districts in Ukraine this year is quite possible if the Verkhovna Rada promptly adopts a special law and the funds for them are found.

Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission (CEC) Andriy Mahera said this in an interview with Channel 5, Ukrinform reported.

"In this case it will be necessary to adopt a separate special law... If this law is adopted in the first half of September, given its speedy consideration at second reading, then it's quite possible that such elections will be held before the EU-Ukraine summit in Vilnius [in November]," Mahera said.

He said that it was also necessary to take into account two factors, in particular, the ability of parliamentary political factions to agree on such a scenario and the content of the law and the absence of budget funds on any parliamentary elections.

"If these factors are resolved, I see no problems with the holding of these elections," Mahera said.

While commenting on possible dates for these elections, which were announced by the Party of Regions -December 22 or 29, he suggested that this was primarily related to the budget factor. "Sometimes there is a situation when at the end of the year some funds remain unallocated and they can be used in case of urgency for some social needs, particularly for holding these elections," he said.

ap

Also in the news:

Authorization

Latest news


Photo news

« prev next »
  • Ukrainian, Lithuanian Premiers meet in Kyiv

    Ukrainian, Lithuanian Premiers meet in Kyiv 

  • Ukraine, Lithuania sign bilateral documents

    Ukraine, Lithuania sign bilateral documents 

  • PM Yatsenyuk meets with principals of Ukrainian schools

    PM Yatsenyuk meets with principals of Ukrainian schools 

  • 12th extraordinary congress of Petro Poroshenko Bloc. Solidarity Party runs in Kyiv

    12th extraordinary congress of Petro Poroshenko Bloc. Solidarity Party runs in Kyiv 

  • Ukrainian President holds phone conversation with U.S. Vice President

    Ukrainian President holds phone conversation with U.S. Vice President 

  • 	  President Petro Poroshenko, PM Algirdas Butkevicius meet in Kyiv

    President Petro Poroshenko, PM Algirdas Butkevicius meet in Kyiv 

  • 	  Donetsk marks City Day, Miner's Day

    Donetsk marks City Day, Miner's Day 

  • Several rallies run outside VR building in Kyiv

    Several rallies run outside VR building in Kyiv 

  • MPs attend extraordinary sitting of Verkhovna Rada

    MPs attend extraordinary sitting of Verkhovna Rada  

  • Protesters, police clash outside parliament building

    Protesters, police clash outside parliament building 

  • Ukrainian Speaker gives briefing in Kyiv

    Ukrainian Speaker gives briefing in Kyiv 

  • Ukrainian President addresses nation

    Ukrainian President addresses nation 

  • President Petro Poroshenko meets with security chiefs

    President Petro Poroshenko meets with security chiefs 

  • Usyk defends WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title

    Usyk defends WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title 

  • 	  PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk pays working visit to Odesa region

    PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk pays working visit to Odesa region 

  • State leaders pay tribute to National Guard soldiers outside VR building

    State leaders pay tribute to National Guard soldiers outside VR building 

  • President Poroshenko visits officers wounded near parliament building

    President Poroshenko visits officers wounded near parliament building 

  • Kyivans bring flowers to scene of National Guard soldier's death

    Kyivans bring flowers to scene of National Guard soldier's death 

  • MPs attend parliament sitting

    MPs attend parliament sitting 

  • President Petro Poroshenko meets with OSCE representative Martin Sajdik

    President Petro Poroshenko meets with OSCE representative Martin Sajdik 

  • 	  President hears out investigation report on August 31 events

    President hears out investigation report on August 31 events  

  • Mourners pay last respects to fallen National Guard soldier Ihor Debrin

    Mourners pay last respects to fallen National Guard soldier Ihor Debrin 

  • Lawmakers attend sitting of Ukrainian parliament

    Lawmakers attend sitting of Ukrainian parliament 

  • Ministers partake in government meeting

    Ministers partake in government meeting 

  • Cherkasy marks 70 years since end of WWII

    Cherkasy marks 70 years since end of WWII 

Partners news