Tymoshenko: "Batkivshchyna" takes the second place in the elections
The leader of the Ukrainian party "Batkivshchyna" (Motherland) by Yulia Tymoshenko said that her political force at the local elections in Ukraine took a confident second place after the Pro-presidential "Block Petro Poroshenko" Solidarity ".
"the intermediate Results for each party, looks as follows: approximately 434 of the Deputy of regional councils will be at the PPB and 25, 5% of all deputies of regional councils. 299 people's deputies of the regional councils will be from the "Fatherland" is the second in Ukraine and is 17, 6%. In 3rd place is the Opposition bloc that will have approximately 215 people's deputies of the regional councils and is 12% ", - said Tymoshenko at a press conference on Thursday. In her expressions, "Batkivshchyna" will have even more serious support in summing up the total number of deputies in councils of all levels.
Tymoshenko also added that in those regions where "Batkivshchyna" has the ability to make the overwhelming majority in local councils, the party is ready to take responsibility for the situation connected with land relations and to continue the struggle for the reduction of tariffs for housing and communal services.
Local elections were held in Ukraine on 25 October on a new electoral law. In small towns with population over 90 thousand people, the mayor was elected by a simple majority of votes, and in the large cities must be assigned the second round, if none of the candidates could gain more than 50% of the vote. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists.
in the elections has not had the opportunity to participate blocks of political parties, the electoral threshold for parties was raised from 3% to 5%. The election will turnout. The results must be determined before November 4 and made public for five days, and in case of holding the 2nd round in the big cities - not later than November 20.
first of authorized official of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Ukraine held Local elections were far from universal standards of objectivity and did not contribute to the elimination of the split in Ukrainian society.