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Lytvyn: Date for mayoral election in Kyiv to be determined after parliamentary elections

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Aug. 29, 2012, 11:34 a.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine

The date for the Kyiv mayoral election will be determined after the parliamentary elections, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn (R) has said.
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NOVOHRAD-VOLYNSKY – The date for the Kyiv mayoral election will be determined after the parliamentary elections, Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Lytvyn has said.

"The Verkhovna Rada received a letter from Kyiv City Council, signed by its secretary, with the request to take a Verkhovna Rada decision on the election of the city mayor. The [Verkhovna Rada] committee [on state building and local government] has not currently received any conclusions and recommendations," he said during his visit to Novohrad-Volynsky (Zhytomyr region) on Tuesday, when asked whether the concerned committee took a decision in connection with a city council letter on setting the date of the mayoral election in Kyiv.

"I think that the committee is facing a difficult decision, a difficult recommendation, given that this decision will have a political basis one way or another and it is very important that there is political understanding and compromise," he said.

According to the speaker, it will be necessary to take a decision when parliamentary political forces are ready for this.

"As far as I feel and know, there are complex discussions, estimates and forecasts... Everything will depend on the results of the parliamentary elections," Lytvyn said.

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