Police investigate voter bribing cases as local elections held in 51 territorial communities
On Sunday, Dec 24, as the elections were held in 51 united territorial communities, the police received 73 reports of procedure violations, as reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
"As of 21:00 [on Sunday], the police received 73 reports on violations. Twelve criminal proceedings have been launched," the report said.
It is noted that investigations were launched under Art. 160 of the Criminal Code "Bribery of a voter, participant in a referendum" in Zaporizhia, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Mykolaiv regions. Another three cases are being investigated in Chernihiv region, and four - in Poltava region.
As reported earlier, on December 24, elections continued in 51 united territorial communities in 17 regions across Ukraine. Police opened criminal proceedings into 10 episodes of violations during the electoral process in these local elections.
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According to the Batkivshchyna party, the average voter turnout was 55%.
The Bloc of Petro Poroshenko-Solidarity claims that its candidates will receive more than half of the posts of chairmen of territorial communities.
Batkivshchyna stated that its nominees would chair four united territorial communities.