Ukraine's parliament approves date for local elections.

Local elections will not be held in Russia-occupied parts of Ukraine.

The decision was backed by 326 lawmakers / Photo from UNIAN

The decision was backed by 326 lawmakers / Photo from UNIAN

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, on July 15 considered draft resolution No. 3809 to schedule the next local elections for October 25, 2020.

The decision was backed by 326 lawmakers.

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As UNIAN reported earlier, the parliament's Committee on State Building, Local Governance, Regional and Urban Development recommended holding the local elections on Sunday, October 25.

Draft resolution No. 3809 proposes that polls to elect members of regional, Kyiv City Council, district councils in cities and towns and the mayor of Kyiv be held on October 25.

At the same time, the document stipulates that "the election of members of the Supreme Council of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, members of local councils and rural, town, city mayors in the temporarily occupied territories of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, in certain areas, cities, towns and villages in Donetsk and Luhansk regions will not be scheduled and held."

In addition, the draft resolution proposes to establish that "due to the impossibility of ensuring the representation of the common interests of the territorial communities of villages, towns and cities of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, elections of members of Donetsk and Luhansk regional councils are not to be appointed and are not to be held."

It is proposed that the Cabinet of Ministers be instructed to allocate budget funds for the local elections on October 25 within the limits of its authority and the Central Election Commission be authorized to prepare and hold the voting process in the regions in the manner prescribed by law.

Based on the results of the vote, the committee decided to recommend that the Verkhovna Rada adopt draft resolution No. 3809 as a whole, taking into account the committee's proposals.

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