OSCE/ODIHR reviews this year's local elections in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The ODIHR mission will continue to monitor the elections during the second round
18:38, 26 October 2020

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The election process during this year's local elections in Ukraine went smoothly and was transparent. This was stated by the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Solrun Gisladottir, Interfax reports.

"The election process at the limited number of polling stations visited by ODIHR representatives on election day was generally calm, well-organized, transparent, and that all procedures were generally adhered to," Gisladottir said.

At the same time, she noted that the OSCE representatives would continue to monitor the elections during the second round.

Related: Second tour of local elections to take place in many cities, - President’s Office

The OSCE/ODIHR began its work in Ukraine on September 23. The mission team includes 16 experts working in Kyiv, as well as 66 long-term observers working across Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, according to the Central Election Commission (CEC), voter turnout at the 2020 local elections was 36.88%.

"100% of the information provided by all regions of Ukraine has been processed. The data came from territorial election commissions. 10 million 556 thousand 621 voters received ballots and voted yesterday," the statement said.

Related: Ukraine's local elections: 191 cases of voters' bribery recorded

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