Incumbent Mayor of Berehove Babiak declares victory in local elections with 72%
KYIV. Oct 23 (Interfax-Ukraine) –Current mayor of Berehove, Zakarpattia region, Zoltan Babiak, claims that he received 72% of votes in the first elections of the head of Berehove united territorial community held on Sunday after the administrative-territorial reform in the region.
"Thank you for your support! In the first elections, 13,209 voters voted for the head of the Berehivska united territorial community. As a result, I received 10,109 votes, that is, 72%. Thank you everyone for your trust," Babiak wrote on his Facebook page in Ukrainian and Hungarian languages.
Earlier, on the morning of October 25, Szijjártó on his Facebook page called on the Hungarian of Zakarpattia to support the KMKS Party of Hungarians of Ukraine in the local elections, as well as incumbent Mayor of Berehove Zoltan Babiak. He also said that residents of Zakarpattia, who are in Hungary, can cross the border to vote and return without the obligation to undergo the 14-day lockdown.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine said that official Budapest "brazenly confirmed its direct interference in the internal affairs of Ukraine and dealt an insidious blow to the consistent efforts of Ukraine to constructively solve the problems existing in Ukrainian-Hungarian relations."