Mayor of Kiev
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|Mayor of Kiev City|
Kiev City Council building
|Term length||4 years|
|Inaugural holder||Hryhoriy Malyshevskyi|
Mayor of Kiev (Ukrainian: Київський міський голова) is the elected head of the Kiev City Municipality (the capital of Ukraine) and chairperson the Kiev City Council. The mayor is elected for the term of four years.
Since the resignation of the last elected Mayor Leonid Chernovetsky in July 2012, the Kiev City Council Secretary and Deputy Mayor Galyna Gerega is the acting Mayor of Kiev,. Oleksandr Popov is the Head of the City State Administration (the position that received most part of Mayor's authorities after the November 2010 legal reform) and thus the de-facto head of the city government.
Chairman of the City State Administration
Chernovetsky has held the position since March 26, 2006. Since the appointment by President Yanukovych of Oleksandr Popov as Head of Kiev City State Administration on November 16, 2010, replacing the incumbent mayor, Chernovetsky was deprived of any official decision-making role and most power in the capital was handed over to Popov. Yanukovych was able to appoint Popov after Ukraine's national parliament had amended the law on “the capital of Ukraine – hero city of Kiev” on September 7, 2010 making it possible for the president to appoint the chairman of the city administration at his discretion (before the amendments, the elected mayor of Kiev was automatically appointed head of the city administration). Another presidential decree relieved Chernovitsky of the office of "Head of the Kiev State Administration", while still preserving the post of mayor.
Chernovetsky was not seen in Kiev for several months after Popov's appointment. But returned to the public eye early 2011. Among the city residents of Kiev, Chernovetskyi had become extremely unpopular.
Chernovetsky tendered his resignation on 1 June 2012. The City Council decided on 12 July 2012 that Halyna Hereha would temporarily act as the mayor of the capital city. A petition to the Ukrainian Parliament on holding an early mayoral election in the city was sent (the date of the early mayoral election is set by this parliament). But as of January 2013 the Ukrainian Parliament has set no date for these elections.
Elections of the mayor of Kiev
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According to the Kiev City Electoral Commission, Chernovetsky won in 2006 31.83% of the popular vote, Vitali Klitschko placed second with 23.7%, and incumbent Oleksandr Omelchenko placed third with 21.2%.
As of December 2006, the rating of Chernovetsky decreased to 8%. That is mostly due to his betrayal of those who elected him, most notably through his increasing of the price of household services (such as hot and cold running water and gas) by 340%.
List of Mayors of Kiev
- 2012–present no mayor, Halyna Hereha is acting
- 2006 – 2012 Leonid Chernovetskyi
- 1996 - 2006 Oleksandr Omelchenko
- 1993 - 1996 Leonid Kosakivskyi
- 1992 - 1993 Ivan Saliy (President's representative)
Earlier leaders of Kiev
- Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Ukraine)
- 1992 Ivan Dankevych
- 1991 - 1992 Oleksandr Mosiyuk
- 1991 Hryhoriy Malyshevskyi
- Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Soviet Union)
- 1979 - 1990 Valentyn Zhyrskyi
- 1968 - 1979 Volodymyr Husyev
- 1963 - 1968 Mykhailo Burka
- 1947 - 1963 Oleksiy Davydov
- 1946 - 1947 Fedir Chebotariov
- 1944 - 1946 Fedir Mokiyenko
- Burgmeisters (Germany)
- 02/1942 - 11/1943 Leontiy Forostivskyi
- 10/1941 - 02/1942 Volodymyr Bahaziy
- 9/1941 - 10/1941 Oleksandr Ohloblyn
- Chiefs of City's Executive Committee (Soviet Union)
- 1938 - 1941 Ivan Shevtsov (deputy)
- 1937 - 1940 Mykola Pashko
- 1937 Pavlo Khrystych
- 1934 - 1937 Rafail Petrushanskyi
- 1925 - 1927 Panteleimon Svystun
- 1924 - 1925 Hryhoriy Hrynko
- 1920 - 1923 Jan Hamarnyk
- City's Governor (Ukrainian Nation)
- 1919 - Ipolit Dyakov
- 1917 - 1918 Yevhen Riabtsov
- City's Governor (Russian Empire)
- 1916 - 1917 Fedir Burchak
- 1906 - 1916 Ipolit Dyakov
- Decision on appointment of Mayor of Kyiv
- Mahera: Elections in Kyiv may be held in May-June, forUm (13 February 2013)
Yefremov: Kyiv mayoral election may be held before parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (27 February 2012)
- Chernovetsky says he will no longer run for Kyiv mayor, Kyiv Post (16 February 2012)
- Danilova, Maria (February 8, 2011). "Missing Kiev mayor back to work - maybe". msnbc.com.
- Events by themes: Chernovetsky opened sitting of Kiev city council, UNIAN (February 24, 2011)
- #14 Richest: Leonid Chernovetsky, 59, Kyiv Post (December 17, 2010)
- "Рішення Київської міської ради від 12.07.2012 № 649/7986 Про дострокове припинення повноважень Київського міського голови Черновецького Л.М." (in (Ukrainian)). Kiev City Council. 12.07.2012. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
- Kyiv City Council accepts Mayor Chernovetsky's resignation
- Kyiv’s hot races: City mayor vs. Svoboda activist, Kyiv Post (30 October 2012)
Svoboda activist snatches victory in a tight race with Kyiv mayor, Kyiv Post (31 October 2012)
- Popov: Activity of city council and city head limited, Kyiv Post (February 1, 2011)
- Party of Regions leader: 'Pre-term mayoral elections in Kyiv are pointless', Kyiv Post (November 18, 2011)
- Political Risks and Political Stability in Ukraine, UCIPR (October 2010)
- Azarov asks “to find Chernovetskyi by all means”, UNIAN (January 28, 2011)
- Poll: 80 percent of Kyivans want mayor to resign, Kyiv Post (26 March 2009)
- Hereha sends petition to parliament on holding of early mayoral election in Kyiv, Kyiv Post (19 July 2012)
- Lytvyn: Date for mayoral election in Kyiv to be determined after parliamentary elections, Kyiv Post (29 August 2012)
Speaker: Elections in Kyiv may be held in spring of 2013, Kyiv Post (24 November 2012)
Klitschko party proposes holding mayoral election in Kyiv on June 3, Kyiv Post (13 December 2012)
- "Today Chernovetsky may become the Mayor of Kiev". Korrespondent (in Ukrainian). April 14, 2006. Retrieved 2008-03-20.
- Liang, Yan (May 29, 2008). "Ukraine's Kiev mayor wins re-election". www.chinaview.cn (Xinhua). Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- Local elections in Kyiv should be held in 2015, according to Constitutional Court, Interfax-Ukraine (30 may 2013)
Ukraine court ruling on Kiev mayor election ‘pro-government’, Euronews (31 may 2013)
- Leonid G. Kosakivskyi — the former mayor of Kyiv, who was on July 10, 1994 for the first time in the history of the city elected as the result of the free democratic elections with the direct voting of all citizens of Kyiv; the People's Deputy of Ukraine (MP) of III convocation