Exit poll returns: Incumbent Odesa mayor may remain in office

23:59, 25 October 2015
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Incumbent Odesa mayor Hennadiy Trukhanov, a nominee by the Doviryai Dilam, or Trust in Actions Party (the former Rural Ukraine Party), is in the lead at the mayoral election in Odesa, having scored 47.6% of votes on October 25, according to the returns of the exit poll conducted by the Savik Shuster Studio.

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Poroshenko Party Bloc "Solidarnist" representative and former adviser to the economy minister, Sasha Borovik ranks second with 30.8%, former Odesa mayor Eduard Hurvits is third with 9.6%, MP Serhiy Kivalov, who is a nominee by the Ukrainian Maritime Party of Serhiy Kivalov, is fourth with 3.7%. Kivalov is a former member of the Regions Party that supported the ousted former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych.

Svitlana Fabrykant, a journalist, former MP and head of the Odesa regional headquarters of Serhiy Tigipko's Strong Ukraine party, occupied the fifth place with 2.8%.

According to the exit polls, Trukhanov and Borovik will compete in the second round of the mayoral elections, which is to take place on November 15.

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