The second round of elections of heads of city administrations will be held on Sunday in Lviv, Dnipropetrovsk, Poltava, Mykolaiv, Rivne, Uzhgorod, Cherkasy, Berdyansk, Drogobych, Sloviansk, and Nikopol.
In these cities for the chair of mayors will fight for two candidates each, who could not overcome in the first round on October 25 fifty percent barrier.
Elections in Lviv and Dnipro are expected to be the most intriguing. In the first round of the Lviv mayoral elections, Andriy Sadovoy, who has already held this position three times, won 40.09% of the vote, his rival Oleg Synyutka – candidate from the party of the former president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko “European Solidarity”, deputy of the Verkhovna Rada – 31.1%. According to sociological surveys, in the second round, the support of both candidates is almost the same.
Two candidates – incumbent mayor Boris Filatov and city council deputy Zagid Krasnov from his own party “Public Force” – made it to the second round in the Dnipro. The latter beat Alexander Vilkula, a former member of the Party of Regions, who took third place, by only 447 votes.
Despite the big difference in the support received between Filatov and Krasnov, it is the latter who is expected to win the second round, according to the polls.
In Poltava, Sergey Ivashchenko, a candidate from the ruling “Servant of the People” party, who was supported by 17.71% of voters in the first round, and Alexander Mamay, a member of the “For the Future” party, who received 30.06% of votes, got a chance to take the mayoral seat.
In Mykolaiv, the post of mayor may go to Vladislav Chaika, a member of the Opposition Platform – For Life (OPLZH). Candidate from the party “Propozitsiya” Alexander Senkevich came into battle with him. The difference between them in the first round was about 10%: Chaika gained 29.31%, and Senkevich – 38.94%.
Public network “Opora”, which specializes in elections in Ukraine, reported that during the campaign related to the election of mayors in 11 cities, “violations of electoral legislation were not massive”. In addition, “Opora” stated that there were “no systemic factors,