CEC: municipal electoral Committee of Kryvyi Rih established the results of elections of the mayor is legal

To date, grounds to question the legality of the actions of the city election Commission in Krivoy Rog on establishment of results of elections of the mayor the Central electoral Commission no.

On Thursday 19 November at the briefing said the Chairman of the CEC Mikhail Okhendovsky, transfers UNIAN.

The CEC has no authority to revoke the decision of Kryvyi Rih of the electoral Commission on recognizing the mayor Vilkul — stations

«To question the legality of the actions of the city election Commission on establishment of results of elections of the mayor of Krivoy Rog at the moment the CEC has no grounds,» — said Okhendovsky.

According to him, no legal cases that would give reason to say otherwise, the CEC was not reported.

Okhendovsky noted that the law does not provide for the invalidation of the election as a whole.

«Void can only be recognized by voting at individual polling stations. Based on the fact that were not registered any violations during the voting at polling stations, no complaints were received from the precinct election commissions during the vote, we are certainly not having at its disposal the relevant complaints, we can only assume that the grounds for questioning the legitimacy of the counting of votes at individual polling stations,» he said.

According to him, further confirmation of this was the repeated counting of votes at a polling station, which is 100% matched with primary data about the counting of the votes.

The CEC Chairman also noted that the subject of the complaint is the Krivoy Rog city election Commission. Therefore it would be wrong of him «to get ahead of the Commission’s decision of the lowest level».

«Let’s wait for the completion of the grievance in Krivoy Rog and then we will draw conclusions», — said ohendovsky.

He also said that today the Krivoy Rog city election, the Board in full should 5 consider all complaints which it has received, and to accept the legal decision.

The CEC has no authority to revoke the decision of Kryvyi Rih of the electoral Commission on recognizing the mayor Vilkul — stations

The Central electoral Commission has no powers to cancel decisions of municipal electoral Committee of Kryvyi Rih on the recognition of the candidate from «Opposition bloc» Yuriy Vilkul, the mayor of the city.

On this day, November 19, during the briefing said the Chairman of the CEC Mikhail Okhendovsky, transfers UNIAN.

He noted that the CEC received the demands of the representatives of the party «Association «Samopomich» about cancellation of the decision of city election Committee of Krivoy Rog.

«The CEC has the authority to consider the inaction of territorial election commissions during the establishment of the results of respective local elections. Appeal against the actions or decisions of local election commissions regarding the establishment of election results is possible only in court. The CEC does not have statutory powers to cancel any decision or Protocol of the city Commission on establishing the results. Of course, we were ready to meet the representatives of one of the factions of the Verkhovna Rada, if they initiated the amendments to the law on local elections, which gave the CEC is empowered to do so. In the absence of such lawful authority of the CEC in an illegal way to act,» said Okhendovsky.

Commenting on the demand of replacement of members of the Krivoy Rog city election Commission who voted for the decision on the recognition of the mayor Vilkul, Okhendovsky said that the CEC will consider this issue.

«I can say that the CEC has received representations from two local organizations of political parties on the replacement of members of the Krivoy Rog city election Commission. These views are adequately addressed in the CEC, the law gives 5 days to review the relevant issues, but today on the agenda of the CEC will include a draft resolution on changes in the composition of territorial election commissions that provided training to local elections, including the application, which relates to replacement of individual members of the Krivoy Rog city election Commission. Replace people in the Commission just because the CEC cannot. I hope our legislators, at least, the representatives who signed this appeal, are well aware that to replace the members of the Commission: an appropriate representation from local organizations of political parties, which has seconded a member of the city election Commission», — said the Chairman of the Commission.

With regard to the requirements on conducting a repeated counting of votes on elections of the mayor of Krivoy Rog, Okhendovsky emphasized that the implementation of the CEC this requirement is also necessary to amend the law on local elections.

«The CEC has no legal authority on the obligation of election commissions on local elections to conduct the recount. Such powers are exclusively those of the territorial election Commission, which shall establish the results of local elections,» he said.

As reported, the mayor elected Kryvyi Rih Yuriy Vilkul from the «Opposition bloc». According to information on the CEC website, Vilkul received 89 thousand 209 vote (49,25%) and his opponent, the representative of «Samopomich» Yuri Milobog — 457 88 thousand votes (48,83%).

The Chairman of the party «Samopomich» mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovy stated that «Samopomich» will challenge in court the election results in Krivoy Rog. On 18 November, the Minister of internal Affairs of Ukraine Zorian Shkiryak told about the opening of criminal proceedings on the facts of election law violations during the second round of elections in Krivoy Rog.




CEC: municipal electoral Committee of Kryvyi Rih established the results of elections of the mayor is legal 19.11.2015

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