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Over 32,000 police officers work at election commissions

The police opened 61 criminal proceedings
18:33, 1 April 2019

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32,800 law enforcers present on duty at the community and district commissions as 112 Ukraine reported citing Serhy Knyazev, the Chairman of the National Police of Ukraine.

“Now, 32,800 police officers present on duty and they provide the security of work at the community and district commissions. Besides, we accompany the delivery of the ballots and protocols on the request of the Central Election Commission. Such number of the personnel is enough to provide the rest to the other part of the personnel and allow them to stay on duty, as usual, all over the territory of Ukraine, excluding the perspective of the election right,” Knyazev noted.

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He also added that the police opened 61 criminal proceedings.

“We have 61 criminal offenses put on the United register of the pretrial investigation. There were no systematic violations of the election law during the night. Some mass media spread the articles on the attack at the police officers and we immediately put the criminal proceeding to the United register; we investigate them but they are not offenses connected to the election law,” Knyazev noted.

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According to the exit polls, Zelensky is the leader of the first round of presidential elections, while current president Poroshenko occupies the second place.

The Central Election Commission began protocol handling of the presidential elections in Ukraine

Related: First round of presidential elections in Ukraine successful, - European Parliament observer

As of 3 p.m., April 1, Volodymyr Zelensky enters the second tour of the elections with 30,41% of votes, while Petro Poroshenko occupies the second place with 16,03%.

The voters’ turnout in Ukraine made 63,45% and 62,71% as of 8:00 p.m., March 31.

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