Elections of Kyiv city Council and the mayor of Kiev took place, documented violations that could affect the outcome of the election, the will, said the chief of staff of the Kyiv city state administration Volodymyr Bondarenko.
"Elections in Kiev held… on the status at the time of closing of the polling stations there are 350 messages about different violations during the voting. At the same time significant violations that affected the outcome… as of today, no, "— leads RIA "Novosti" message Bondarenko.
He added that as of 20. 00 (21. 00 GMT) all polling stations in Kyiv were closed, but parts of them completed valaisiana those voters who went to the site of election commissions on time, but did not have time to give my own voice. According to Bondarenko, the final information on the closing of polls and the turnout of voters should be expected after 21. 00 (22. 00 MSK). Bondarenko said that inaccurate data, the turnout of voters in Kyiv will not exceed 44%, and at the same time at the last local elections it was About 50%. The head of the Kyiv city territorial election Commission Anatoly Soldin said that the election Commission hope to receive an unofficial preliminary data on voting results 1. 00 (2. 00 GMT) Monday. About 20% of the polling stations in local elections in Ukraine were opened with a delay, 237 does not open at all. The elections were initiated in all regions except Mariupol and Krasnoarmeysk, where they were cancelled. As emphasized in the territorial election Commission, 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 ordered the Parliament to amend the law to allow elections in Mariupol In the current year. Elections are 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. Human rights activists summed up numerous violations during the electoral process and predicted a small turnout. The Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine has already received over 340 reports related to violations during the elections. According to local authorities, turnout for local elections in all regions of Ukraine not more than 20%. The lowest turnout – About 11% came to the polls – notes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.