Ukrainian Parliament Speaker Volodymyr Lytvyn has forecast that the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, will consider the issue of the elections to local councils late in June or early in July. He said this in an interview with the Profile-Ukraine magazine, UKRINFORM reported.

The speaker recalled that parliament had already registered "fifteen bills linked to local elections," and said that regardless of who will submit a new bill on this issue, a real document, according to the parliament's rules of procedure, could be registered only after consideration of the previous ones.

Parliament Speaker Lytvyn also said that local elections would not be held only on a majority basis. "The decision has not been made yet, but there is an idea that this will be a mixed system," he said.

As UKRINFORM earlier reported, local elections should have taken place on May 30, but the parliament cancelled them on February 16, without setting a new date. The decision to postpone the elections was taken due to the fact that the state budget for 2010 had not been adopted at that time.

The Ukrainian president's entourage (the Regions Party) insisted that local elections be held on October 31, 2010. The Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT) proposed holding the elections late in March 2011. There are also other proposals on the local election date: either September or December 2010.

The Constitutional Court of Ukraine recently ruled to declare unconstitutional a bill that foresees the holding of the next local elections on March 27, 2011.

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