Statement of the OPPOSITION BLOC
The elections on December 24 in the united territorial communities were accompanied by an unprecedented level of falsifications, completely distorting their results.
The power once again used administrative resources, intimidation and bribery to advance candidates under its control, doing this with even greater scope than before. At the same time, the level of people’s trust in them and their leaders is at a historical minimum.
Citizens, whose right to freedom of expression is violated by the authorities, express their protest – “voting with their feet”. The turnout in the elections is record low. People do not believe that such “votes” can change something.
Despite systemic falsifications on the part of the authorities, about 50 candidates from the OPPOSITION BLOC won the victory. Our candidates won even in those regions where people previously feared to vote for opposition forces, such as Volyn, Chernivtsi and Khmelnytsky regions. The nominees from the OPPOSITION BLOC and the candidates supported by the party also won victories in the Dnepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Kiev, Mykolayiv, Kherson and Chernihiv regions.
The OPPOSITION BLOC declares a systematic violation of the right to freedom of expression in Ukraine by the power. Such a situation is a political verdict of the power, which is not able to win the elections honestly.
The OPPOSITION BLOC declares the destruction of the democratic process. Our political force requires a complete reboot of the power.
After winning the election, one of the main goals of the OPPOSITION BLOC will be the formation of a truly democratic, independent and financially independent local government.
The OPPOSITION BLOC will ensure the decentralization of power and the expansion of the powers of local self-government.