Two more deputies elected in Ukraine
by Marta Kolomayets
Kyiv Press Bureau
KYIV - Two more deputies were elected to the Ukrainian Supreme Council on December 17, bringing the total number of lawmakers in the Parliament to 413, said Ivan Yemets, chairman of the Central Electoral Commission on December 18.
Serhiy Slobodianiuk, 30, deputy chairman of the Uzhhorod City Council, who ran as an independent in the city of Uzhhorod, Zakarpattia region, won 68.5 percent of the vote: he ran against another independent, 28-year-old Nestor Shufrych.
The other winner was Serhiy Mayboroda, a 36-year-old Communist Party member, chairman of the Mykolayiv Oblast Youth Association. He ran in Mykolayiv against Maksym Vynohradsky, a 46-year-old lawyer and the head of the oblast's Internal Affairs Department, who was registered as an independent candidate. Mr. Mayboroda received 65.6 percent of the vote.
Both these races were run-offs from the December 10 elections, where only seven candidates won seats in the first round of voting. Of the 45 races held on December 10, 11 were scheduled to have run-offs, anytime in the next two weeks, but by December 24.
Nine run-offs are to be held on December 24; in the other 27 races, voter turn-out was below 50 percent and the entire process must start all over again. The Central Electoral Commission has not yet set a date for new elections.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, December 24, 1995, No. 52, Vol. LXIII
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