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Election in two areas in Donetsk region delayed due to terrorist threat

The local election appointed for December 23 will not take place at Kryvorizhzhya and Shakhovo rural joint areas of Dobropilsky district, - Central Election Commission
12:37, 2 November 2018

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The Central Election Commission of Ukraine has delayed the elections in two joint territorial communes of Donetsk region due to the threat of the terrorist act as the press service of the commission reported.

'On October 18, 2018, the Central Election Commission got a letter from Donetsk Regional Military-Civilian Administration on the impossibility to provide the proper security to the citizens due to the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and avoid the terrorist threat during the holding of the first local elections,' the message said.

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The authorities concerned about the security of voters during the elections at Kryvorizhzhya and Shakhovo rural joint territorial communes of Dobropilsky district.

Due to the terrorist threat, the Regional Military-Civilian Administration of Donetsk region offered to postpone the holding of the local elections planned on December 23, until the situation is stabilized.

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The Central Election Commission found the arguments of the administration sufficient. So, the commission claimed it was 'impossible to provide the preparation and holding of the local election.'

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