Incumbent Chernovetskiy still in lead for Kyiv mayor

11:14, 27 May 2008
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The gap between Chernovetskiy and Turchynov makes 18%

Early partial results from 830 Kyiv polling stations show incumbent mayor of Ukraine`s capital Leonid Chernovetskiy leading the  election with 36.89% of votes.

According to the data publicized by the Kyiv City Electoral Commission, L.Chernovetskiy is followed by BYuT candidate Oleksandr Turchynov with 18.71%, and former heavyweight boxing champion Vitaly Klitschko, who has 17.66%.

6.62% of Kyiv residents voted of Victor Pylypyshyn (the Lytvyn’s Block), 4.34% - for Mykola Katerynchuk, 2.49% - for Oleksander Omelchenko, 2.4% - for Vassyl Horbal (Party of Regions), 1.36% - for Oleh Tyahnybok, 1.31% - for Oleksander Pabat. Other candidates received less than 1% of votes.

On the whole, 1026 polling stations operated at the Kyiv mayor election on May 25.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian parliament called the early election after Tymoshenko accused the incumbent mayor of illegally selling highly profitable land and withholding revenue from the national budget. Chernovetsky denied it, AP reports. In all, there were 70 candidates on the yard-long ballot.

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