The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered law enforcers to find out the reasons why the elections in Mariupol, Donetsk region did not take place and is waiting for the Parliament and the Central electoral Commission setting the date of elections in the city.
first Ukrainian media reported that polling stations in Mariupol is not opened, because the areas have not brought any papers." The opposition bloc " has been accused of failure of elections of existing authorities.
"I stressed the need to hold elections in Mariupol, and that fact, when according to my information, there were prepared those or other fraud, without doubt, that we can't let that happen," said Poroshenko on Sunday, after he voted at a polling station in Kiev.
According to the President, he ordered the police forces to " thoroughly investigate the reasons why the elections in Mariupol was complicated ".
"I'm waiting for information of the police organization, which should be made public. I expect a political assessment of the political forces and appeal to the Verkhovna Rada and the CEC to respond immediately to it. The Verkhovna Rada is expected at the next meeting to approve changes to the law that will allow in the near future elections in Mariupol still hold. Emphasize that they need, and I am sure that they must be spent In the current year ", - said Poroshenko.
Local elections are held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils will be elected under the proportional system with open lists, and the deputies of village councils under majority system of relative majority. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days, and in the case of the 2nd round of elections of the mayor in the big cities - not later than November 20.