Poroshenko signs bill on holding repeat election of Kryvy Rih mayor on March 27
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed signed the bill on holding early elections of the mayor of Kryvy Rih, Dnipropetrovsk region, on March 27, 2016, which was passed by the parliament on December 23, 2015, the president's press service reported on Saturday.
The Central Election Commission (CEC) is ordered to define the volume of budget funds required for holding the election, taking into account proposals of the relevant constituency commission, and take measures to prepare and hold the election.
On December 23, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine 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.
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.
According to the data published on the website of the Central Election Commission, 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.