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  • Prime Minister: I hope the first decision of the Central Election Commission will be to set up the date for holding elections in CC
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 03 October 2018 09:00

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman expects one of the first decisions of the updated Central Election Commission will be setting up the date of the election in the consolidated  communities (CCs),  which is an important component of the decentralization reform in Ukraine.  The Head of Government announced on  air of  one of the central TV channels.

    "It is important that the Verkhovna Rada, on the proposal of the President of Ukraine, approved  a new composition of the Central Election Commission. Undoubtedly, there will be a great work ahead related to the preparation for the Presidential and Parliamentary elections. But there is a problem that needs to be solved immediately. It's about elections in CCs, in which people want to be stronger", the Prime Minister stressed.

    The Head of Government recalled that the inability of the work of  CEC  literally blocked the process of elections and community development, which, according to the Prime Minister  is unacceptable thing.

    "I strongly hope that one of the first decisions will be the appointment of the date of elections in the CCs. When people want to have a decent life - no one has the right to deprive them of this possibility", Volodymyr Groysman underscored.

    Background

    On September 20, 2018, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine appointed 14 new members of the Central Election Commission. As expected, they will take  an oath in the Verkhovna Rada today, on October 3.

    The Prime Minister stressed  that this is not just blocking of the elections. "This is an attempt to put a halt on one of the key reforms. And for me it's not just another change. I came to work to the Government in order to put into practice this reform, and I changed my life for these reasons.  I am ready to be further committed to the decentralization, but it is necessary to conduct this process at all stages", he underscored.