"Considering the latest events, one can say that the draft law is highly up to date. The local referendum is basically a legal mechanism of solution of arguable matters and conflict situations on the level of territorial communities. If there is no such mechanism, people have to resort to other forms of expression of their view, inlcuding protest movements, rallies, demonstrations, etc. Thanks to local referendums, conflict matters can be solved by the community in a different, constructive way", said Ruslan Stefanchuk, the Parliament's First Deputy Speaker.
According to him, the decisions made during local referendum and supported with 50 percent of votes plus one extra vote will be mandatory for the local governing bodies.
The document was first presented by Stefanchuk in February, as he discussed it with the workgroup. During local referendums, people can discuss and make decisions about household activities or improvement of life quality on the level of respective administrative and territorial units.