Public observers told about violations in the election process in Ukraine
The civil network "OPORA" alleged violations at the local elections in Ukraine. According to a report by social activists in Odessa on 2 polling stations after their closure and the beginning of counting of votes did not let observers from the mobile group of OPORA. And in the city of Izmail of Odessa region of the messenger of the social network after the closure of the polling station were not allowed to leave the premises, saying that " then it won't let me in ", RIA " Novosti ". at the same time, in Lutsk, the members of the precinct election Commission When counting the votes, noticed that certain ballot papers not stamped." The Commission decided that "forgot" their pre-stamp and stamped the imprint of their own printing for About fifty bulletins. In this case, all the ballot papers on which the print had been delivered under the procedure of the local Commission were counted As valid and Packed it, And after comments from the messenger of civic organization "OPORA" members of the election Commission began to threaten her. Local Elections were held in Ukraine on Sunday on the new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand People, the mayor was elected by a simple majority vote, And in large cities can be assigned to a second round if none of the candidates will be able to collect more than 50% of the vote. First Sunday in the Kyiv city Council said that the Elections in the capital of Ukraine can be considered valid, but received 350 messages about different violations during the voting. Kyiv city territorial election Commission said later that a final tally of the turnout in the elections of the mayor of Kiev and the city Council of the capital of Ukraine was 41, 87%. 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 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. 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 less than 20%. The lowest turnout – About 11% came to the polls – notes in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.