Klychko: Kyiv Residents Can Be neither Threatened nor Bought

01.11.2012 10:58

Leader of the “UDAR” Party Vitaliy Klychko is confident that “buckwheat-sowing candidates” in Kyiv had no chance for victory, as the people supported representatives of democratic forces and actually helped them protect their choice.

“Vote-buying didn’t work in Kyiv. Capital residents did not want to repeat their old mistakes, and showed their true attitude toward the party in power and its representatives. I hope that these processes, which we saw in Kyiv, will soon spread across Ukraine,” stated Klychko.

The politician also noted that “UDAR” would initiate Kyiv mayor and Kyiv City Council deputy elections for May 2013. Klychko stated that revitalizing local self-government is one of the primary goals of “UDAR” in the new Parliament.

“As deputies of the Verkhovna Rada, we will fight for this; we have already prepared a draft law on two-round mayor elections. This will prevent candidates like Chernovetskyy from winning elections despite having the support of only 15% of the residents,” said the Leader of “UDAR”.

He also noted that new elections for Kyiv self-government were necessary because a majority of Kyiv City Council deputies are people of Chernovetskyy who continue to mind only their personal issues, and do not work for the good of the Kyiv residents.

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