The candidate for people's deputies of the district councils of Rivne region in Ukraine died five days before the vote, But prevailed in the district, having received the majority of votes of voters, informs the website of the newspaper.
"A curious incident occurred in the local elections in Sarnensky district of Rivne region. People's Deputy of the district Council elected a dead soul." The candidate from the party "Batkivshchyna" Ivan Totovytskiy died 5 days before a vote. But on the ballot next to his name nobody put a mark " has left." The paradox of the situation in what is already a dead Candidate has prevailed in the County he gave his voice most of all come on elections ", - informs the website of the newspaper.
"The funeral was on Thursday, it's 3 days before the election. But Authorised their party asked people to vote for the candidate. Explained that so you can render the last duties to the deceased. Today I looked at the protocols and saw that the dead man was the winner ", - told the "Today" Deputy chief of staff of Sarny BPP "Solidarity" Anatoliy Ivashkevich.
He said that political power thought to file a complaint against the actions of opponents. But after meeting with lawyers didn't want.
"The district election Commission instead of the deceased will announce the people's choice the next in line candidate from" batkivshchini ". For this reason, it makes no sense to raise a scandal, because the voters ultimately supported this political force on the district, " concluded Mr. Ivashkevich.
Local elections were held in Ukraine on 25 October on a new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand people, the mayor was elected by a simple majority of votes, and in the large cities must be assigned the second round, if none of the candidates could gain more than 50% of the vote. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists. In the elections has not had the opportunity to participate blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties was raised from 3% to 5%. The election will turnout. 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.