Kiev City Council

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Coordinates: 50°26′47″N 30°31′16″E / 50.44639°N 30.52111°E / 50.44639; 30.52111

Kyiv City Council
Київська міська рада
Coat of arms or logo
Coat of arms
Logo
Regional flag
Type
Type Unicameral
Leadership
Mayor vacant
Secretary vacant
Structure
Seats 120
Kiev City Council election, 2008.PNG
Elections
Last election 2008
Meeting place
City Council and State Administration building, Kyiv, Ukraine
The Kyiv City Council building, on Khreshchatyk street.

Kyiv City Council (Ukrainian: Київська міська рада - Kyivs'ka mis'ka rada), better known as Kyivrada (Ukrainian: Київрада), is the city council of Kyiv municipality, the highest representative body of the city community. The members of city council are directly elected by Kyivans and the council is chaired by the Mayor of Kyiv (who is also directly elected in a separate election independent of the council election) or the City Council Secretary (elected among the council members). The deputies are elected for five-year terms.[1]

The council meets in a 1950s City Council building constructed in neo-classical Stalinist architectural style on Khreschatyk, the city's main street.

History[edit]

The first ceremonial raising of the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag in modern times took place on 24 July 1990 at the flagstaff of the City Council, two years before the flag was officially adopted as the National flag of the Ukrainian state (1992).[2] July 24 was later marked as National Flag Day in Kyiv (only).[2] Beginning with 2004, 23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag (in all Ukraine).[3][2]

Since 1 December 2013 Kyiv's Town Hall has been occupied by Euromaidan-protesters; this forced the City Council to meet in the Solomianka Raion state administration building instead.[4]

Current Deputies and Chairperson[edit]

Ongoing political crisis[edit]

The scope and structure of the Kyiv local government and the status of the current Kyiv City Council is the subject of an ongoing bitter legal and political crisis. The oppositional parties that dominate the city after the recent elections consider the City Council term of authority expired and effectively block attempts at its convening through mass protest.[5]

The next Kyiv local election (including Mayoral elections) are set for 25 May 2014.[6]

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