Common people, unlike most politicians, are ready to the open-lists system.
This was stated by deputy of the “Samopomich” faction, member of the Committee on Legal Policy Ruslan Sydorovych.
“During almost one day, more than 15 thousand people from all over Ukraine have studied the lists of potential candidates from “Samopomich”. This proves that this is the majority of politicians, and not citizens, who are not ready for the introduction of open lists,” he states.
He reminds that the law “On Local Elections”, which provided for a system of open lists, and on which the “Samopomich” faction insisted, did not receive sufficient support in the parliamentary voting.
“Back then our colleagues in the Parliament said that people were not ready for open lists. But in fact, these are most of the political forces that are not ready to be open, and which have blocked this issue,” said the MP.
Sydorovych also expressed the hope that in the process of electoral reform open lists of candidates will be not just a tradition of “Samopomich” but a legal necessity for all participants of the electoral process.
A list of potential candidates to local authorities from the “Samopomich” Union can be found here: samopomich.ua/vybory2015.