Voter turnout in Ukraine's local elections was around 46.6%
09:28, 26 October 2015

Voter turnout in Ukraine's local elections was around 46.6%

The eastern regions, Donetsk and Luhansk, demonstrated the lowest electoral activity

09:28, 26 October 2015

The Central Election Commission (CEC) announced that 46.62% of the voters appeared at the polling stations to take their ballots, which respectively reflects the turnout in the Ukraine's local elections of October 25. According to the official CEC report, the biggest turnout was in the Ternopil (56.50%) and Lviv regions (56.31%). Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn, Khmelnytsky, Rivne, Vinnytsia regions have also passed the 50-percent mark.

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Voter turnout walow in the conflict-affected areas in the eastern part of the country: Donetsk (31.65%) and Luhansk (35.27%) regions. 

Recalling, in Mariupol and Krasnoarmiysk, government-controlled areas of Donetsk region, election process was failed, voting did not take place. Representatives of local election commissions claim that the problem was caused by typographies, which had to print bulletins. Also, in the evening, the seal of Krasnoarmiysk electoral commission disappeared. The situation in the Luhansk region remained stable, but still it is too early to speak about the results. Some resonant statements regarding events in the Luhansk region sounded during the night, and one of them was that local elections in Lysychansk are nor recognized. The head of Luhansk regional administration Heorhiy Tuka stated that elections in Rubizhne and Severodonetsk are null and void.

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