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Ukraine Political Decentralization

A Call for Political Decentralization in Ukraine

Roger Myerson | Posted 05.05.2014 | World
Roger Myerson

Ukraine's constitution gives the president the power to appoint and dismiss all local governors -- a presidential power over local officials that is extremely unusual among parliamentary democracies. This centralized control of local government has exacerbated regional tensions and hindered the development of trusted democratic leadership in Ukraine.