Kyiv City Council Secretary Halyna Hereha, who is temporarily fulfilling the duties of Kyiv mayor, has tabled in parliament a petition on holding an early mayoral election in the city.
"In July 19, 2012, in accordance with Article 42, Part 3 of the Ukrainian law on local government in Ukraine, Deputy City Mayor and Kyiv City Council Secretary Halyna Hereha submitted a petition to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine regarding the holding of an early mayoral election in Kyiv," the council said in a press release.
Hereha noted that she had met the requirement of the law by submitting a petition to parliament and noted that the date of the early mayoral election is set by the parliament.
As reported, on July 12, a total of 110 members of Kyiv City Council voted for the early termination of office of Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky on the basis of his resignation letter.
According to the council's decision, the city council's secretary, Halyna Hereha, will temporarily act as the mayor of the capital city.
Chernovetsky tendered his resignation on June 1.