Myloboh states that he has secured a landslide victory in six out of eight districts of the city. However, abnormal turnout and high percentage of votes cast for Opposition bloc candidate was observed in the Inhulets district of Kryvyi Rih. As a result, according to territorial election committee, Vilkul wins 687 votes more than Myloboh. Yurii Myloboh campaign headquarters member Olha Bondarenko wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET informs.
Olha Bondarenko urged the residents of Kryvyi Rih to join a demonstration against vote rigging held on Monday morning.
It became known later that the territorial election committee urgently announced the results of the election, which has been followed by Myloboh campaign office's statement that its lawyers initiated legal protection of the voting results. Myloboh plans to convene a press conference on this occasion at 2 p.m. Monday.
An unprecedented situation came about the results of the mayoral election in Kryvyi Rih. Acting Mayor Yurii Vilkul failed to win in one round and his results were announced by the city election commission five minutes before the deadline.
"This time the commission acted in the urgent mode and "appointed" Yurii Vilkul mayor early in the morning Nov. 16. The task to pin the sleeping city down to facts has been achieved in such a manner. At the same time, numerous complaints about violations during the election process have not been taken into account. The existing complaints from 12 polling stations show that 4,000 votes has been stolen from Yurii Myloboh (while the announced lead is 687 votes), " Myloboh said.
According to the candidate, his lawyers are preparing lawsuits into violations.