Poroshenko pushes for decentralization by fall


January 12, 2015
Ukrainskaya Pravda
Translated from Russian by Kristina Rus

Verkhovnaya Rada Speaker Volodymyr Groysman declared that the Parliament must approve changes to the Constitution regarding decentralization by the fall of 2015, said Groisman at a briefing on Monday.

He reminded about the initiative of the President of Petro Poroshenko on the establishment of the constitutional Commission, which will develop basic text changes to the Constitution in terms of decentralization and rights of local communities, “together with experts”.

Then, he said, a temporary special Commission of the Parliament on this issue will be created, which will finalize the text.

” The most important thing is that we have to by October 2015 fully implement changes that relate to decentralization and local self-government, because the new local elections should be held on a new basis,” -said Groisman.

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