Klitschko: “Kyiv mayor should have real powers to protect Kyivans’ interests, so it is necessary to merge mayor and KSCA head posts”

20.05.2014 14:00

For implementation of reforms in Kyiv, posts of the mayor and a head of KSCA must be united, leader of UDAR, Kyiv mayoral candidate Vitali Klitschko said.

"Kyivans give empower the mayor to defend their rights, and he must have sufficient leverages. With the current powers it is impossible. Therefore we must return to the issue of merging posts," Vitali Klitschko said. According to him, the fact that some colleagues in the coalition do not want to pass the draft bill UDAR had prepared is very surprising. "If we do not pass this law now, before the election, we should address the issue after the election," Klitschko added.

At the same time, UDAR leader believes, if parliament fails to pass the law in question, the new President should appoint a newly elected Kyiv mayor as a head of the KSCA.

Klitschko added that no reform could be implemented unless corruption is rooted out. "We need to fight corruption to forward the funds from the capital’s budget to the development of the city," UDAR leader said.

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