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.
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.