As the vote count after the local election in Ukraine continues, ex-mayor of Slovyansk Nelya Shtepa made it to Round 2 in her rivalry with Vadym Lyakh. The two candidates scored enough votes to clash in the second leg of elections; Systema analytical bureau reported that.
Lyakh gained 34.8 percent, and Shtepa got 23.1; as none of the candidates for the mayor's office gained 50 percent of votes, there will be a Round 2.
Meanwhile, Slovyansk city council will now comprise MPs from six parties: Opposition Platform - For Life, Party of Peace and Development, Opposition Bloc, Servant of the People, Our Land and European Solidarity.
2,053 voters in Slovyansk were interviewed within the exit poll.
A correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel reported that protocols from 56 stations were brought to territorial electoral committee. Documents from one more station are yet to be delivered; the vote count is still underway.
Earlier, ex-Mayor of Slovyansk Nelia Shtepa, who is accused of encroaching on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine and establishing a terrorist group, received 3,600 euros compensation for violation of her right to freedom by the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).