15:09 28.10.2015

Territorial election commission decides to hold second round of Pavlohrad mayoral election – UKROP

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Territorial election commission decides to hold second round of Pavlohrad mayoral election – UKROP

Pavlohrad Territorial Election Commission (TEC) has decided to hold the second round of the Pavlohrad mayoral election, spokesman for the UKROP party Yevhenia Kravchuk has said.

"Just now, Pavlohrad TEC has decided to hold the second round [of the election] in Pavlohrad! Twelve members of the commission voted for this, five were against," Kravchuk wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday.

However, she said that the UKROP candidate Yevhen Terekhov, who according to preliminary data came second with more than 20% of the vote in the mayoral election in Pavlohrad, will still go to court.

"It's unclear what the Central Election Commission will do next. It may overturn the decision of Pavlohrad TEC or dissolve the local election commission," Kravchuk said.

As reported, according to preliminary data, Opposition Bloc Anatoliy Vershyna candidate came first with 30% of the vote, followed by Terekhov with over 20% of the vote.

On October 27, the Central Election Commission adopted a resolution saying that the CEC will not allocate additional funds to the second round of mayoral elections in Pavlohrad. The CEC explained its decision by the fact that there are 90,300 voters in Pavlohrad, however, the list compiled for the October 25 election only had 89,800 voters.

Under the new electoral legislation, mayoral elections in cities where the number of voters exceeds 90,000 people are to be held in two rounds if none of the candidates receives more than 50% of the vote in the first round.

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