Snap local elections in Ukraine: Who to become new Kharkiv mayor?

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Source : 112 Ukraine

The early elections of the mayor of Kharkiv will take place on October 31, 2021
09:30, 20 October 2021

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The elections were appointed in connection with the death of Hennady Kernes, who has been leading the city from 2010 to 2020.

Registration of candidates has already been completed, in total 10 people apply for this post. Most of them are self-nominated.

The youngest candidate is 25 years old, the oldest is 64 years old. Let's start with the latter.

Viktor Velychkov

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Born on March 27, 1957. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. Member of the "Opposition Platform - For Life" party.

Previously, he headed the Agropartner company.

Mykhailo Dobkin


Born on January 26, 1970. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. Member of the Christian Socialists Party. Counselor of the "Our Home - Kharkiv" NGO. Former mayor and chairman of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, former MP of several convocations.


Dmytro Marinin

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Born on July 9, 1967. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. Postgraduate student at the Department of Regional Development and Local Self-Government at the National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine. The former deputy of the City Council.

Alina Mustafaeva

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Born on October 25, 1992. She is running for mayor as a self-nominated woman. Director of Ekokar LLC. Deputy of the City Council from the "Servant of the People" faction.

Kostyantyn Nemichov

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Born on January 10, 1996. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. Member of the National Corps party. Head of far-right Kharkiv Regional Regional Organization "National Corps".

Volodymyr Pletniov

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Born June 6, 1961. Running for mayor from the Sharia Party. Member of the same party. Lawyer, former judge of the Kharkiv Region Court of Appeal.

Sergey Ryapolov

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Born October 2, 1981. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. According to the Kharkiv mass media, he is the director of Eko-Svitlo LLC.

Oleksandr Skoryk

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Born on September 8, 1975. Runs for the European Solidarity party is a member of this party. General director of Meat-processing plant, deputy of the regional council.


Ihor Terekhov

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Was born on January 14, 1967. Runs for mayor from the party "Kernes Bloc - Successful Kharkiv", is a member of this party. Secretary of the Kharkiv City Council.

Denys Yaroslavsky

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Born March 28, 1982. Running for mayor as a self-nominated candidate. Lawyer at Kharkiv Design Institute LLC. The former head of the Holosiyivsky and Obukhovsky police departments of Kyiv.

Who withdrew from the elections?

There are three such candidates: Deputy Mayor of Kupyansk Valeriy Govorov, blogger Oleksandr Kondrusik, head of the "Party of Pensioners of Ukraine" Mykola Kukurik.

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