The Policy Proposals to Regulate the Status of the Local Council Members (Policy Paper)

The local elections in Ukraine conducted in October 2015 under a new law caused a number of problems and quite distorted the representation balance. In addition, the innovations introduced by the Law on the Status of Local Council Members into the council members recall procedure and mechanism based on the people’s initiative instigated tensions and conflicts on the ground. By analyzing the modern Ukrainian practices, the authors propose the way out of the current complicated situation through amendment of the legislation and development of efficient instruments to regulate the representation problem with one of the proposals being assignment of each local council member to a certain constituency and making them accountable to its voters.

 

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The preparation and presentation of Policy Proposals is part of the project embodied by the Agency for Legislative Initiatives, supported by the USAID Rada Program: Responsible Accountable Democratic Assembly, implemented by the East Europe Foundation.