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Ukrainian parliament schedules snap mayoral election in Kryvyy Rih

The voting will be held on 27 March 2016.

Ukrainian parliament schedules snap mayoral election in Kryvyy Rih
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The Ukrainian parliament has scheduled a snap mayoral election in Kryvyy Rih for 27 March 2016.

Bill No 3613 was adopted as a whole by 239 MPs, with the minimum of 226 votes required to have it passed, on 23 December.

Yuriy Vilkul has won the regular election for Kryvyy Rih with 89,209 votes, followed by Yuriy Myloboh, a candidate of the Self-Help party, who scored 752 votes less. Although Vilkul even took office on 18 November, Myloboh did not admit the defeat and complained about election fraud. Public protests in support of a repeat election has been held in Kryvyy Rih on Sunday ever since.