Turnout in the second round of local elections across Ukraine amounted to 34.08%, according to the Central Election Commission, published on the website of the CEC. It is even less than in the first round of elections, held on October 25, 46.6% of voters came to the polling stations.
According to the data released by Ukrainian CEC, 28,35% of people in Kyiv came to vote, in Lviv - 39%, Uzhorod - 38%, Ivano-Frankivsk - 37,7%, Zaporizhia - 36,6%, Cherkasy - 27,8%, Chernihiv - 46,39%, Sumy - 31%, Khmelnytskyi - 34%, Rivne - 31,22%, Lutsk - 43,11%, Kherson - 20,39%, Chernivtsi - 28,8%, Zhytomyr - 27,86%. The highest voters turnout was registered in the Ternopil region - 55.67% of people eligible to vote showed up at the polling stations. The lowest turnout was recorded in the Kherson region - 20.52%. Also, among the districts with the highest turnout are Volyn (43.39%) and Odesa (42.25%) regions.
"In some places th results of the elections, even if the difference between the first and the second candidate in the first round was 10% or more, showed that the second round is politically correct decision. Because in the secon tour we have seen many new faces that were not expected to be successful, taking into concideration the results of the first round," stated Olha Aivazovska, coordinator of the Civil Network “OPORA”, a non-governmental, non-political and financially independent nationwide network of public activists.