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Making Sense of Ukraine’s Local Elections: Voters Put Multiple Parties in Office


As the ballots are counted in Ukraine’s November 15 runoff elections, the preliminary results show no national mandate or overarching themes. Instead, in a positive step for the country’s democratic development, voters dispersed power widely and put multiple political parties into office. Here’s a quick rundown of the big races and the big surprises:Kyiv: Incumbent Vitaly Klitchko defeated Boryslav Bereza 64 to 32 percent. Bereza, an independent MP known for his reportedly white supremacist views, narrowly defeated Samopomich’s candidate to make the runoff. While there was never any doubt that Klitchko would ultimately triumph, the real loser is the city …read more

Source: Atlantic Council

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