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

Source : 112 Ukraine

Local elections in Donbas will take place after the de-occupation of these territories
13:29, 26 October 2020

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The Office of the President of Ukraine noted that the election campaign, the voting process and the process of the elections in the country met the highest democratic standards and current legislation as the office’s website reported.

“Possibly, the so-called second tours of the voting for city heads will take place. As a result of the successful reform of the decentralization, precisely the local level of authority became the key in the creation of really comfortable and civilized conditions of life in cities, regions, areas and communities,” the office stated.

It is noted that the central authority is ready to cooperate will all representatives of the horizontal of the local authority to create and enhance civilized conditions of life all over Ukraine.

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The office also promised that particular violations spotted by law enforcers should be investigated and get a fair judicial response. Any interference took place in the election process by public power bodies or officials of Ukraine.

Moreover, the Office of Volodymyr Zelensky does not doubt that the vote count will be fair, professional, impeccable and without traditional artificial prolongation.

“Especially, we would like to appeal to Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territory of our state. We will definitely return the constitutional order to all currently uncontrolled by Ukraine territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol…In our part of the territory, as of today, it is impossible to hold really democratic elections,” the President’s Office reported.

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It was underlined that after the complete de-occupation, the restoration of fully safe conditions for life and political work, after the withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine of all illegal armed formations and forces of the state aggressor, the elections will be held in the area where it is impossible to hold them now in accordance with the Ukrainian legislation and international standards.

On October 25, the local elections took place at all levels in Ukraine for the first time ever. The citizens voted for the representatives in the local and regional councils and heads of village and city councils.

According to the Central Election Commission, the voter turnout at this year’s local elections was 36.88%.




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