Second round of local elections starts in Ukraine
The voters are choosing chairmen and deputies of local councils in the second round of local elections on November 15.
According to data published on the official website of the Central Election Commission, the second round of mayoral elections is being held in Kyiv and another 28 cities across Ukraine (18 regional centers and ten cities of regional importance).
Today the city chairmen are elected in Vinnitsa, Lutsk, Dnipropetrovsk, as well as Dniprodzerzhinsk, Kriviy Rog, Nikopol and Pavlograd in Dnipropetrovsk region; Kramatorsk in Donetsk region; Zhitomir, Uzhgorod, Zaporizhia, as well as Berdyansk and Melitopol in Zaporizhia region, Ivano-Frankivsk, Bila Tserkva in Kyiv region; Kirovohrad and Severodonetsk in Luhansk region; Lviv, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Kremenchug in Poltava region; Rivne, Sumy, Kherson, Khmelnytsky, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi and Chernihiv.
Read alsoWeek’s milestones. Local elections - national implicationsIn the second round of mayoral elections there are 13 self-nominated nominees, 12 candidates from the Block of Petro Poroshenko, five from Solidarity, Batkivshchina, UKROP and Opposition Bloc, four from Samopomich, three from Svoboda, two from Nash Kray, as well as one nominee from Vidrodzhennia, Party of Free Democrats, Conscience of Ukraine Party, Social Control, Ryadom Party, Party of resolute citizens, Vinnytsia European Strategy Party, Will of the people, and Ridne Misto.
UNIAN memo. First tour of elections of deputies of local and village councils, town and city mayors was held October 25, 2015.
The winner in the elections of heads of villages, towns and cities is considered the candidate who wins the majority of voters who take part in the vote. At the same time, in the cities with a number of voters exceeding 90,000, a candidate must score more than 50% of the votes to win in the elections. If none of the candidates reaches this number of votes in the first ballot, a second round is held, which is attended by the two candidates with the highest number of votes.
According to the CEC, there are 35 cities with over 90,000 voters across Ukraine, with the exception of the occupied territories.