Yanukovych promises to start local government reform soon

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Aug. 31, 2011, 7:25 p.m. | Politics — by Interfax-Ukraine
President Viktor Yanukovych has said that the reform of local government will start in Ukraine soon. Yanukovych said this during a meeting with candidates for the posts of heads of regional state administrations, the president's press service reported.

"Our goal is to decentralize the authorities, to gradually transfer the functions from the center to the regions. Some of the functions in the center will be reduced and transferred to the regions," the president said.

Yanukovych said that the reform of local government should streamline the system of government in the regions, improve its efficiency, and remove unnecessary levels of government.

"While providing public services you will not have to wait for permission or command from the center. This will be your level of responsibility, and these functions will belong to you, and you will exercise them," he stressed.
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Anonymous Aug. 31, 2011, 7:37 p.m.    

To strenghten Party of Regions mafia control in the East and extend it in the West.

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Anonymous Aug. 31, 2011, 7:46 p.m.    

What does the Tyrant know about decentralization when all his actions prove otherwise? He has centralized all power within the government and today we have a court system which is suppose to be independent completely under his control. The law enforcement agencies are under his control since all vital positions of leadership are fill by his mafia associates. Now he is working in obtaining total controls over the news media outlets so he can instill his propaganda machine to spread his lies throughout the nation. The path of the nation of Ukraine is just beginning but the sad thing is, the path is on a downward direction, with no hope insight and only misery ahead for the citizens.

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Anonymous Aug. 31, 2011, 8:09 p.m.    

Please, anyone who believes what Yanukaliar is saying ,,,,,,is from another planet or Moscow.

He never has kept his word, about anything, he NEVER will keep his word,,,,and he will keep on LYING.....!

So ,,,,,,,it is up to us,,,,,the people to make sure he does not get re-elected again,,,,,,if he does,,,then ,,shame on us.

He is a lying politician, who rigged the 04 election, rigged the 09 election ,,,,,,and will rig the 11 and '15 elections.....

He does not care about Ukraine , or the people, he is a Stalin in disguise!!

He must be ousted !!


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Anonymous Aug. 31, 2011, 10:46 p.m.    

Ukraine's Locl governmnet sector needs major shackup. They need to be invcreased in geographical sice aand dramaitically reduced in the size and number of representation on the local councils. A municipality should have no more then 21 elected representatives.

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Anonymous Sept. 1, 2011, 12:13 a.m.    

He should be checking out the jail cells. He has laid the framework for his sentence. If anyone deserves to be in prison it is Janukonvict. In fact Ukraine should be building more jails for him and his friends.

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