The head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the elections in Kiev-controlled parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions are calm, the Turnout by noon was over 11%.
"I talked with the head of regional state administration (by Paul) Zebrowski, he reported that in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions no violations there that the elections organized and held. The turnout is quite high: 12 hours, she was more than 11%. In addition, the situation in Mariupol, I think, is fundamentally unacceptable, " said Poroshenko on Sunday after voted at a polling station in Kiev.
first Ukrainian media reported that polling stations in Mariupol is not opened, because they had not brought the papers." The opposition Bloc " has been accused of failure of elections of existing authorities. Poroshenko ordered law enforcement authorities to find out why the election in this city was under threat. In addition, the Central election Commission of Ukraine believes that voters in Mariupol have the opportunity even to the end of the day to vote, and pledged to take all necessary measures.
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 the so-called open lists, and elections of deputies of village and settlement councils - the 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.
in elections are not available to take blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties is raised from 3% to 5%. The election will turnout. Experts predict that on current elections it will be rather high at over 70%. Local elections are not held in a number of settlements of Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
according to the results of most opinion polls, the party "Block of Petro Poroshenko" Solidarity ", "Batkivshchyna" former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and "Self-help" lead the chart of electoral preferences. The overwhelming number of voters came to the polls in the East of the country experts will pornosivut of the party " Opposition Bloc ".