Ukrainian authorities should make it a priority to Hold Local Elections in Mariupol, Krasnoarmiisk and Svatovo, it is reported in the statement of the European external action service (EBU) according to the results of local elections, which the EU called an important step in consolidating democracy.
"Local Elections in Ukraine on Sunday, has been another important step in consolidating democratic rule in the country After the presidential and parliamentary elections last year ", – RIA "news" the message of the official envoy of the diplomatic service of the EU. He said the conclusion of the Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE, according to which, the Elections were competitive, in General, well organized, and the electoral campaign was conducted according to democratic norms. The observers stressed that additional efforts are needed to secure the trust of residents in the election process." And Elections were impossible because of security in the part of the government-controlled areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. In addition to this, Elections were held in Mariupol, Krasnoarmiisk and Svatovo. Elections in these cities must be conducted in priority order, so that the citizens could use their right to vote ", – it is reported in the communiqu?. Yesterday the head of the proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the Elections to the Local bodies of power in Ukraine were held with numerous violations, they are a farce and show that the degradation of the political life of the country. Thus, on the first day of the week at the OSCE told that the last Ukraine Elections in Local governments are democratic, but necessary reforms.
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 turnout at the elections of the mayor of Kiev and the city Council of the capital of Ukraine was 41, 87%. 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. So, observers of international 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.