Op-ed: Ukraine needs a new constitution that moves authority out of Kiev

By Serhiy Lyovochkin, 27 June 2017
The flag of Ukraine (Photo credit: Flickr)
The flag of Ukraine (Photo credit: Flickr)
The author argues that a new Ukrainian constitution can and must become a way out of today's crisis. For the structural reforms that would facilitate peace to become a source of growth for Ukraine, the people in all of Ukraine's regions must be given more say over their own government. That means direct election of governors rather than their appointment by the president. It also means reducing the size of the national legislature, or Verkovna Rada, and giving back to the people's body more of the authorities Ukraine's powerful presidency has usurped in recent years. The political processes in the country need to be reformed to counter the ever-deepening corruption.
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