Kiev City Council

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Not to be confused with Kyiv City State Administration.

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
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Type
Type
Leadership
Vitali Klitschko[1], Solidarity
Since June 5, 2014
Secretary
Oleksiy Reznikov[2], Solidarity[3]
Since June 19, 2014
Seats 120
Elections
Last election
2015
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.[4]

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

The most recent Kyiv local election (including Mayoral elections) took place on 25 October 2015.[5][6]

History[edit]

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great's municipal reform created Kyiv's city council in 1870.[7]

In its 1871 first municipal elections just under 6,000 of Kyiv's 70,500 inhabitants were qualified to vote.[8]

The first post-Soviet democratic elections of the Kyiv City Council took place on 4 March 1990.[9]

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).[10] July 24 was later marked as National Flag Day in Kyiv (only).[10] Beginning with 2004, 23 August is celebrated as the Day of the National Flag (in all Ukraine).[11][10]

During the Euromaidan-protest from 1 December 2013 till 16 February 2014 Kyiv's Town Hall was occupied by protesters; this forced the City Council to meet in the Solomianka Raion state administration building instead.[12][13]

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