Law on Participation of Local Party Organizations in Local Elections Entered into Force

 On November 15, 2019, Law No. 250-IX “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine” On Local Elections “on Regulation of the Party’s Decision on Participation of Local Organizations in Relevant Local Elections” came into force.

 The Law on Local Elections regulates legally the procedure for making a party decision on the participation of its local organizations in relevant local elections. It is established that the nomination of candidates for deputies and for the position of village, settlement, city mayor, seniority by a local party organization takes place on the basis of the specified Law, the statute of a political party by the decision of the top governing body of the party on the participation of its local organizations in the respective elections or by the decision of the governing body of the party. about the participation of its local organizations in the relevant early, repeat, midterm, additional, first elections, adopted after the beginning of the election process of the respective elections.

 If a political party has made a decision on the participation of its local organizations in the elections of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of Crimea, regional, district, city, district in city councils, elections of mayors, such decision shall also indicate the name of the central governing body of the party, which will coordinate the decision of the meeting (conferences). the local organization of the party on the nomination of candidates for deputy, the candidate for the position of mayor from the local organization of the party in accordance with the requirements of this Law, as well as the surname, first name and patronymic (if any) to Party leaders authorized to certify with their signature a copy of the decision of a meeting (conference) of a local party organization to nominate candidates for a deputy, a candidate for mayor from a local party organization.

 A copy of the decision of the party’s top governing body or governing body to participate in the respective elections, certified by the signature of the party leader and the party’s seal, together with a copy of the party’s charter, certified free of charge by the Ministry of Justice, after announcing the start of the election process, but not later than 35 days it shall be submitted to the CEC by the day of voting.

 A party organization in the city, and in the absence of a party in the structure of a political party, a regional or republican organization in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, according to the existing administrative and territorial structure, may nominate an election list of candidates for the respective district in the city council (with fixing no more than one candidate in the territorial election district for the election of deputies of the respective district council in the city).

Author: Anatoliy Perepelchenko

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