Rada schedules early mayoral elections in Kryvy Rih for March 27
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has voted for holding the early elections of mayor of Kryvy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, on March 27, 2016.
A total of 239 lawmakers voted for this decision on Wednesday.
According to the data published on the website of the Central Election Commission, representative of the Opposition Bloc Yuriy Vilkul won the second round of the mayoral elections in Kryvy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, which took place on November 15. His rival, a candidate of the Samopomich Party, Yuriy Myloboh, filed complaints about the violations of the electoral process, and criminal proceedings were launched into these violations.
The gap between the two candidates was 752 votes (0.42% of the vote), with Myloboh leading in six out of the seven districts of the city.
An ad hoc investigative commission of the Verkhovna Rada, which probes the election irregularities during the mayoral election in Kryvy Rih, recommended holding the early elections there. The Verkhovna Rada registered a bill on holding the early elections of the mayor of Kryvy Rih on March 27, 2016 (No. 3613).