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Kyivans head to voting booths for mayoral runoff elections

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Voters across Ukraine, from westernmost Uzhgorod, three kilometers from the European Union, to Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv and Kyiv, voted for their respective city mayors in runoff elections on Nov. 15.

Incumbent mayor Vitali Klitschko faces Boryslav Bereza of the Decisive Citizens party for the post of city manager.

Voter turnout in Kyiv as of 4 p.m. stood at 21.4 percent, according to Kyiv city mayoral office head Volodymyr Bondarenko.

Overall, the nationwide average turnout in 29 cities is 26.4 percent as of 4 p.m.

According to Ukraine’s election law, mayoral runoffs were to take place in cities with populations of more than 90,000 where no candidate received over 50 percent of the votes on Oct. 25 during the nationwide elections to local, regional, and village councils and heads of municipalities and settlements.

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