Top 10 facts about Ukraine’s October 25 local elections

Ukraine’s elections on October 25 are the nation’s next democratic step in choosing its leaders following last year’s EuroMaidan Revolution that sent President Viktor Yanukovych fleeing.

Voters will elect mayors and other local officials who will get more taxing and spending authority as the nation decentralizes power.

Here’s the top facts selected by the Kyiv Post about the upcoming elections.

1. At least 26.7 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots on October 25 in regional and local elections all over Ukraine, excluding Russian- annexed Crimea and embattled Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts; turnout is expected to be more than 60 per cent.

2. Voters will elect 10 000 mayors 160 000 members of oblast and local councils.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

(Photo: A man stydies the election campaign newspaper of President Petro Poroshenko’s Solidarnist party on October 8 in Kyiv. © Volodymyr Petrov)