Ukrainian police initiated a criminal 478 cases of failures of the election law during local elections on 25 October, said the press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine.
"Only law Enforcement agencies received 7105 messages and statements about crimes and other events that are directly or indirectly related to the election process. It initiated criminal proceedings 478. 220 of them are related specifically to the failures of the electoral rights of citizens ", - is informed in the report, RIA " Novosti ".
Most criminal proceedings initiated in Kiev, Odessa, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. At the moment of notification about suspicions was awarded Only in eight industries, for example, on the facts of possible bribery of voters in Odessa and Chernivtsi. Local Elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days. The election turnout was 46, and 62%. The international observers of public organization SILBA (support Initiative for liberty and democracy) From Denmark, who has followed the local elections in Ukraine, highlighted the possible facts of bribery of voters. In addition, human rights defenders concluded, and the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine were opened with a delay, 237 does not open at all. Elections were held in all regions, Except for Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. This is due to errors In printing ballots. In the Opposition bloc told that the responsibility for the violation of the electoral process in Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk is himself on the President of Ukraine Petra Poroshenko. Poroshenko told the Verkhovna Rada to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections were not held on Kiev-controlled territories in 125 cities and towns of Donetsk region and in 146 ? Luhansk that are in the area of so-called military operation of Kiev. On 27 October released a report by the European external action service (EBU) according to the results of local elections, stating that the Ukrainian authorities should as a matter of priority to hold Local Elections in Mariupol, Krasnoarmiisk and Svatovo.