Magera: the Failure of electoral reform would have for Ukraine very negative consequences

The failure of electoral reform would have for Ukraine very negative consequences, said the Deputy head of the Central election Commission Andriy Mahera in an interview with «Ukrainian truth».

«Then in the next parliamentary elections in 2019 elections will be held for the same proportional-majority of the existing electoral system whereby half of the deputies will be elected in single-mandate majoritarian constituencies. This means that the Verkhovna Rada once again, as in 2014, elect one part. Not the number of 450 deputies, but the number, which is now about 420 members. That is, from the Crimea and Sevastopol we do not receive the elected deputies in the majority districts, and we don’t get many deputies of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions», – he said.

Mahera said that in regard to make a decision in Parliament will be much more difficult since the decision of the Parliament adopted by a majority of the constitutional composition of the Parliament and not from the actual.

«It is much harder to form a coalition of parliamentary factions. Even if it is formed, this coalition will be quite unstable. This is what we are seeing today. The instability of the coalition, in turn, will affect the instability of the government which will be formed the same coalition. And not addressed with full realization of the active electoral rights of internally displaced persons and migrant workers», – said the Deputy head of the CEC.

He added that if election reform is not passed, the bribery of voters in single-member constituencies will not disappear.

«Therefore, the failure of electoral reform would have very negative consequences,» – concluded the CEC.

On 7 November the Verkhovna Rada adopted in first reading the draft Election code of Ukraine, which was made by the Chairman of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy, the people’s Deputy from Blok Petro Poroshenko Alexander Chernenko and from the «popular front» Leonid Yemets. The bill was supported by 226 people’s deputies. Parliamentary elections are invited to hold regional open lists, and the barrier set at 4%.

In the elections to village, settlement, district, district in cities and city councils of small towns (up to 90 thousand voters) offers multi-mandate majoritarian system when the County winner is not the candidate as it is today, and from two to four candidates depending on the number of voters.

In the elections to regional councils and the city councils of large cities (90 thousand of voters) also proposed a system of open lists.

Now the Ukrainian Parliament consists of 423 deputies.

Magera: the Failure of electoral reform would have for Ukraine very negative consequences 19.12.2017

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