Angelina Timofeeva. Observers monitoring the second round of elections to the local bodies of power in Ukraine, are preparing to appeal to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament in connection with mass violations in the voting process, said Last news on Thursday, the international observer from Poland, the coordinator of the monitoring mission of the "Political initiative" Janusz Niedzwiecki.
The second round of elections in local authorities was held on Sunday in 29 cities of Ukraine. For example, repeated valaisiana took place in the biggest cities: Kyiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Kherson, Nikolaev, Zaporozhye, Poltava, Uzhgorod and Chernihiv. The official results of the 2nd round must be determined before November 20, inclusive.
for example, for the seat of mayor in Dnepropetrovsk fought the people's Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada from the "Opposition bloc" Oleksandr Vilkul and the extra fractional people's Deputy Boris Filatov Welcome (candidates from the party of "DILL" ). In the first round Vilkul took over with 37, 9% of voters came to the polls. Filatov scored 35, 7% of the vote. In the 2nd round, according to the Commission, Filatov declared the winner with 54% of the vote.
"We are in the course of writing letters to the Council of Europe and the European Parliament to ensure that these bodies have made a legal assessment and appealed to the CEC of Ukraine. We have plans to offer a new election because the number of violations and their magnitude puts a big question mark regarding the results of the last vote, " said Niedzwiecki.
on Thursday, the panel of commissioners of Ukrainian and international NGOs (non-profit company - ed.) who worked as observers in the process of both rounds of local elections in Ukraine, arrived in the German Bundestag for consultations on the legal assessment of the current situation. They declared large-scale falsifications in the process of 2nd round of elections of the mayor of Dnepropetrovsk.
The observers told about the fixing of attempts of stuffing ballot boxes in packs of ballots, campaigning at polling stations on the voting day, the vote buying with the help of special flyers and mass illegal replacement of members of election commissions of voting yesterday night.
"we had a few observers in Kramatorsk, Dnepropetrovsk, Mariupol. At the stage of pre-election organization, the first problem, when opposition candidates complained of the danger to your own address. On election day, most polling stations were guarded not by law enforcement, as Is customary, and the armed military, " said Niedzwiecki.
According to the head of mission, equipped with weapons, military and special forces on the plots were seen not only in Kramatorsk, Svetlogorsk, but also in Dnepropetrovsk." This contributed to an atmosphere of fear, " he added.
explaining the circumstances with the attempt to change the election Commission the night before voting, which in the end was not sanctioned by the city election Commission, Niedzwiecki said, because It added chaos in the work of polling stations.
"Despite the fact that fixing commissions was not legitimised by the seal of the municipal electoral Committee, on a subsequent day on parcels began to arrive of the so-called fresh leader election commissions and their members. They showed documents with seals, which then turned out to be fake. The CEC confirmed This to us. In the end, many commissions these ljepava were approved ", - said the head of the observation mission.
according to him, this phenomenon " was so massive that We just physically do not have time at all to otreagirovali ".
"Another important failures was massive vote buying when voters at the entrance to the precincts was handing out flyers that offered to fill out a ballot a certain way. Output flyer was postanowienia, and its owner has received 500-600 hryvnia, " - said Niedzwiecki.
According to the head of mission only on the plots were distributed to 80 thousand similar flyers.