Incumbent Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko / Photo from UNIAN, by Serhiy Skakodub

Incumbent Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko is winning the first round of mayoral elections in Kyiv with a result of 50.6% of the vote after 99.5% of stamped protocols have been counted.

There will be no second round, chief editor of the LB.ua edition Sonya Koshkina on Telegram on October 26.

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According to the journalist, 364,683 voters cast their votes for Klitschko.

Ex-head of Kyiv City State Administration amid Viktor Yanukovych's presidency, Oleksandr Popov, ranks second with 9.5% of the vote. Next are Serhiy Prytula with 7.8%, Oleksiy Kucherenko with 6.3%, Iryna Vereshchuk with 5.4%, and Andriy Palchevsky with 5.3%.

The journalist also published the preliminary results of Kyiv City Council elections.

"[Klitschko's] UDAR Party and [Petro Poroshenko's] European Solidarity scored 20% each. The difference is several hundred votes. The Yednist (Unity) Party had 8.6%; Opposition Platform — For Life received 7.7%; [Yulia Tymoshenko's] Batkivshchyna had 7.4%; the [ruling] Servant of the People Party had 7.4%; and the Holos (Voice) had 5.9%," Koshkina said.

Palchevsky's party, Peremoha Palchevskoho (Palchevskiy.Win), is gaining 4.4% as of now, which does not let it have seats in Kyiv City Council.

Local elections in Ukraine

  • On October 25, the local elections were held in Ukraine. According to preliminary data from the Central Election Commission, the voter turnout was 36.88%.
  • The elections were held according to the proportional system with open lists. No voting was conducted in Russia-occupied Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, the temporarily occupied districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
  • Findings of exit polls show that the incumbent mayors of Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, and Vinnytsia may be elected for another term, according to preliminary results of the elections.
  • It became known on October 26 that Klitschko ranks first in the Kyiv mayoral elections with 50.2%, according to the findings of the UDAR Party's exit poll, and thus he is wining in the first round.