"Day of silence" began in Ukraine on the last working Day of the week before the day of voting on elections of mayors of the 29 cities during the 2nd round of local elections.
failure to follow instructions of waging a political campaign, according to Ukrainian legislation, shall entail an administrative responsibility in the form of a fine up to 1 thousand 360 hryvnias (About $ 60), reports RIA " Novosti ".
Elections to local self-government 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, in the larger by an absolute majority (50% plus one vote). In 29 major cities, none of the candidates could not gain an absolute majority, which means, under the new law, was appointed the second round of elections of the mayor. The results of the 2nd round in the big cities must be promulgated no later than November 20. Local Elections will be held in several settlements of Donetsk and Lugansk regions because of the Kiev special military operations. 1st round of elections was held in Ukraine on 25 October on a new electoral law. Regional, city and district councils elected under the proportional system with open lists. 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. The election turnout was 46, and 62%. The international observers of 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.