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Ukrainian presidential bloc declares victory in local elections

BPP candidates win in 24 of 41 elections of community heads.

Ukrainian presidential bloc declares victory in local elections
Maxym Savrasov
Photo: Photo: solydarnist.org

The party Solidarity BPP has declared its "total victory" in the first election in united territorial communities (UTG).

The head of the secretariat of the party Maxym Savrasov said in a statement on 12 December that BPP candidates won in 24 out of 41 local communities. The party Our Land won in five communities, Fatherland has four, Ykrop - two, Freedom has brought one candisate. Five winners in the elections run as unallied.

In the elections of UTC councils, presidential party won 277 seats, Fatherland - 92 seats, Our Land - 52 seats, the Radical Party - 29 seats, Ukrop - 47 seats, Self-Help - 12 seats, Opposition Bloc - 9 seats.

The Central Election Commission has not yet published the election returns on its website.

The next election in the united territorial communities will held on 18 December. The ballot will be held in 143 communities in 22 regions of Ukraine. Ukrainians will elect heads and councils in 76 rural, 46 urban settlements and 21 city communities.