The incumbent mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko, has been officially re-elected. 50.52% of voters supported him in the first round. This became known during a briefing of the Kyiv City Territorial Election Commission.
Klitschko received 365,161 votes and outrun his opponent Alexander Popov, who was supported by 68,677 voters.
"According to item 1 of part 1 of Article 278 of the Electoral Code, guided by paragraphs 16-17 of Part 2 of Article 206 of the Electoral Code of Ukraine, to recognize Klitschko Vitaliy Volodymyrovych as elected mayor of Kyiv," the city's Territorial Election Commission stated.
As we reported earlier, on November 5, the Central Election Commission (CEC) set the second round of local elections in nine regions of Ukraine for the second half of November.
"According to the information we received today, the second round of voting has already been scheduled in nine regions. The voting will take place on November 15 and 22," reads the message.
In particular, on November 15, the second round of mayoral elections will be held in such cities as Sumy, Lutsk (Volyn region), Kramatorsk (Donetsk region), Kamianets-Podilskyi (Khmelnytskyi region).