21 September 2017
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CEC: No local elections in Mariupol

The Central Election Commission (CEC) has decided not to hold local elections in the Ukrainian-controlled port city of Mariupol and several other front-line towns in Donbas, a source in the CEC told Ukrainian online news portal Apostrophe.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

"Now, we can say for sure that there will be no elections in Mariupol. The main reason is a threat to the personal safety of members of election commissions and voters," he said.

According to a source, Chairman of Donetsk Regional Military and Civil Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskiy and Chairman of Luhansk Regional Military and Civil Administration Heorhiy Tuka are amending the lists of villages, towns and cities where elections may be canceled.

An official decision on this issue will be taken by the Central Election Commission on Friday, August 28.

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