Andriy Baloha wins Mukacheve mayoral election at first round
Mukacheve's municipal election commission in Zakarpattia region on Thursday approved a protocol with the final results of Mukacheve mayoral elections held on October 25, according to which the winner was Andriy Baloha, local news portal Mukachevo.net has reported.
According to the protocol, Baloha received 54.4% of the vote. His closest rival, Ivan Chubyrko, received 26.5% of the vote, and Oleh Kutsyn came third, with 3.79% of the vote.
The Central Election Commission has not published the official results of the Mukacheve mayoral election yet.
Baloha, born in 1988, is a member of Zakarpattia regional council. He is a son of MP Viktor Baloha.
Viktor Baloha, born in 1963, was Mukacheve mayor in 1998-1999. He served as Zakarpattia governor twice: in 1999-2001 during Leonid Kuchma's presidency, and in 2005 during Viktor Yuschenko's presidency. He also was minister for emergency situations: 2005-2006 during Yuschenko's presidency and 2010-2012 during Viktor Yanukovych's presidency. From September 2006 to May 2009, Baloha worked as head of Yuschenko's presidential secretariat.