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Klitschko: 2nd Round Of Kyiv City Mayoral Election In Doubt

Klitschko: 2nd Round Of Kyiv City Mayoral Election In Doubt

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Kyiv City Mayor / Chairperson of the Kyiv City State Administration, Vitali Klitschko, has expressed his doubts regarding holding of the second round of the Kyiv city mayoral election.

He said this on the air of the Ukraine 24 TV channel, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, in compliance with results of the exit-poll conducted by the Savik Shuster Studio and the Ukraine 24 TV channel, a total of 45.93% of voters supported incumbent Kyiv City Mayor / Chairperson of the Kyiv City State Administration, Vitali Klitschko (the UDAR (Vitali Klitschko's Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reforms)); 9.62% - former chairperson of the Kyiv City State Administration (2010-2014), Oleksandr Popov (Opposition Platform - For Life party); 8.53% - member of the Ukrainian Parliament of the Servant of the People party, Iryna Vereschuk; 7.82% - member of the Ukrainian Parliament of the Batkivschyna All-Ukrainian Association, Oleksii Kurchenko; 7.27% - TV host, Serhii Prytula (Holos party) in the Kyiv city mayoral election.

Therefore, Vitali Klitschko and someone having 8-9% of votes will take part in the second round of the election.

The poll was being conducted in 12 cities through the questioning of 12,765 Ukrainian citizens at 554 ballot stations.

The sampling error does not exceed 1.9%.

The voting in the local elections in Ukraine and also in additional election of an MP in Chernihiv region ended on Sunday, October 25, at 8 p.m.

The elections were being conducted under a new election system.

In most of the settlements, voters received four ballot papers: to elect village, town, or city heads; to elect members to local councils; to elect members to district councils; and to elect members of regional councils.

Parties that manage to win 5% of the votes will enter councils and the list of their members will depend on support to a political force and a certain candidate in a constituency taking into consideration his/her position on the single party list.

To become a mayor in towns with a population of fewer than 75,000 voters, one needs to obtain the majority of votes.

To become a mayor in towns with a population of exceeding 75,000 voters, one needs to obtain over 50% of votes, and otherwise, the second round is conducted.


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