Elections of the mayor of Odessa are held on Sunday morning without excitement, as 16. 00 (17. 00 MSK), according to the city election Commission, the election was attended by only about 30% of Odessa.
Odessa on Sunday, lives a regular life weekend near polling stations, no queues. Observers on the plots emphasize that the peak of activity came in the Elections occurred in the period from eleven to 16 hours, and then activity dropped.
according to observers, the overwhelming number of voters are pensioners, youth votes is inactive, the percentage of young men who came does not exceed 15%. According to the information of Odessa branch of all-Ukrainian organization " Committee of voters of Ukraine ", only at several sites in Odessa formed a queue, but they are not related to a large number of voters, and poorly organized work of election commissions.
While participating in elections, senior citizens report that does not believe that these Elections may bring changes in g." I don't believe there will be any changes. Here is my mood", said the journalist Last news 65-year-old resident of Odessa Olga.
Low turnout of voters concerned and the candidates for the office of mayor." We worry that the small turnout, these Elections are a historic opportunity for the city, " said correspondents a candidate for the office of mayor for Sasha Borovik. In his vision, the activity of voters will be based, will be held in Odessa, the second round of elections, and will have the opportunity if he can take part in it.
The previous snap Elections were held in Odessa on 25 may 2014, following the resignation in November 2013 of the mayor Alexey Kostusev. They won Gennady Trukhanov, who scored 43, 49% of voters came to the polls. In this election, for the position of city Manager of claim 45, 20 parties go to the city Council.
Of the 45 applicants for the position of mayor real players experts call the current mayor Gennady Trukhanov, the former mayor Eduard Gurvits and joined in the race by the end of September an adviser to the head of the Odessa region Mikhail Saakashvili Sasha Borovik.
The leader of the race is Truhanov, he can win in the first round. A week before the election, the results of opinion polls, the chart Hurwitz and Borovik exceed 10% and now they are real contenders for second place, also having the chances to advance to the second round.
Local Elections will be held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand people the mayor is elected by simple majority of votes, and in large has the opportunity to be assigned to a second round if none of the candidates will be able to collect more than 50% of votes or to break away from its nearest competitor by more than 20%. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days, and in case of holding the 2nd round in the big cities - not later than November 20.