Особливості участі політичних партій у виборчій кампанії до районних рад 2002 р. на прикладі Волинської області
Specyfika udziału partii politycznych w kampanii wyborczej do rad powiatowych w 2002 roku na przykładzie obwodu wołyńskiego
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The issue of participation of political parties in the sociopolitical processes is one of the key aspect in modern domestic political science. Normally, parties are integral subject of political process not only at national level, but also of regional and local processes. District councils have the greatest interest for parties because only here parties are in closest position to their own social base. Here is located the main part of government agencies with regional administrative resources. In this context, the election campaign to district councils in 2002 has a special scientific interest. Local elections to district councils held simultaneously with elections to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. That was the first experience in history of independent Ukraine when elections held under the tested regulatory framework. Political parties have already had their own regional network and have ready way of working with voters. In some extent, trust to parties as to political institutions restored upon the full discrediting in the early 90’s. The campaign to district councils in 2002 was the last campaign where political parties have intended to gain representation within councils without the use of proportional principle. The presence of certain parties in district councils often explained not by direct support of these political forces but by social status of a particular candidate.
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