Observers of the civil network OPORA reported about the mass bribery of voters in Odessa that can distort the will of the Residents in local elections.
OPORA, a non - governmental, non-partisan and financially independent all-Ukrainian network of socially active participants. The organization has long been engaged in observation and analysis of election processes in Ukraine.
"in the Odessa region as of October 22, observers of OPORA documented 124 fact with signs of indirect bribery of voters ", - notified on the Internet representative office of public organization on the last working day of the week. According to the coordinator of public observation of the local elections in Odessa region Anatoly Boyko, in Odessa, the activities in respect of material incentives come to Elections, which are managed on behalf of candidates in people's deputies of the Odessa city Council, is widespread.
on the Internet representation stated that during the period of the election campaign in the regional center documented 73 cases with evidence of bribery of voters. The party on whose behalf the activities are conducted with evidence of bribery - " BPP " Solidarity ", " Trust ", the Ukrainian sea party of Serhii Kivalov, " the Opposition Bloc ". Also recorded activity with evidence of bribery on behalf of candidates from political parties "Renaissance" and " Block of Darth Vader ". In addition, according to observers of OPORA, the "hotline" network and the division came to the polls on October 19, began to receive messages about giving voters money in exchange for a voice on behalf of individual candidates for people's deputies of the Odessa city Council from party " BPP " Solidarity ", the Opposition Bloc and Ukrainian sea Party, Serhiy Kivalov.
"in connection with the mass campaign activities of the candidates with signs of bribing voters in Odessa there are grounds for assuming serious distortion of the voting Residents in the elections in the Odessa city Council, on the decisions which had made a significant impact," - said Boyko.
Elections in Ukraine will be held on Sunday under the new law on local elections. In the cities with population over 90 thousand people entered the system of two-round elections of mayors: to win one must gain 50% plus one vote, or to have a gap from the nearest competitor in 20% of the votes, otherwise it will be assigned the second round. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days. If will be a second round, the local territorial election Commission shall announce repeated valaisiana until October 30.