The Head of "Svoboda" Oleh Tiahnybok believes that the deputies of local councils elected in local elections in October 2015 have a mission to build the inner core of party organization. The basis for this should be the ideology, inner-party discipline and the activity of the deputies directed to defend the interests of local communities.
This point of view was expressed by Oleh Tiahnybok on January 3, 2016 in Ivano-Frankivsk during the General conference of deputies of local councils and city, town and village heads from "Svoboda" in the Pre-Carpathian region.
Participants of the Conference were MPs-members of "Svoboda" from all districts of Ivano-Frankivsk region, officials of local governments from "Svoboda", heads of regional party organizations and members of the executive committee of the regional organization.
The speakers of the Conference were, in particular, the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional Council, deputy head of "Svoboda" Oleksandr Sych, the head of the Pre-Carpathian regional organisation Vasyl Popovych, the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk Ruslan Martsinkiv, the former head of regional council Vasiliy Skrypnychuk, members of "Svoboda", who gained leadership positions in local government of Ivano-Frankivsk region on different level of councils.
Addressing to the participants of the Conference, the lieder of "Svoboda" Oleh Tiahnybok summarized the results of the local elections, noting that they have become the most successful for nationalists since the restoration of state independence, as members of "Svoboda" gained 1, 800 mandates and offices in absolutely all regions of our country.
In addition, thanks to the trust of the community and the support of partners, "Svoboda" received the possibility to hold the position of the head of the Ivano-Frankivsk regional council, won the mayor-elections in three cities with regional status (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Khmelnytsky), received about 80 managerial positions in local government and 170 heads of parliamentary standing committees throughout Ukraine.
However, as noted Oleh Tiahnybok, these results entrust the nationalists with important obligations.
"Today the future of the party and the future of your community depend on you - the members of councils of different levels. You have to build the inner core of the party. The MPs from "Svoboda" must be an example of ideology and discipline for other members of the party and be the prime mover of our inner work. Your activity and efficiency will also show the level of responsibility to the community in the implementation of granted authority, "- said Oleh Tiahnybok.
At the same time, maximum consolidation of the MPs from "Svoboda" is very important, said Oleksandr Sych. "We have to develop a strict technology of our activity, we must be consolidated and disciplined - thus we demonstrate who we are and what is our position," - said Oleksandr Sych.
It was also stressed the importance of strict compliance with the Regulation on the work of elected representatives of the community, adopted on December 5, 2015 on the General Conference of the deputies of local councils and city, town and village heads from the All-Ukrainian Union "Svoboda" and defined their areas of activity of MPs-members of "Svoboda".