KIEV (Sputnik) – It is also said that the new electoral system, which has never been used in Ukraine before, will be used on the coming elections.
“If during the elections, the candidates do not gain 50% + 1, a second round will be held,” according to the Tweet, citing Presidential Administration Deputy Head Vitaliy Kovalchuk.
“The president has signed the law on local elections,” Kovalchuk said.
Local elections for mayor and regional heads in the southeastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) are slated for November 1, according to LPR leader Igor Plotnitsky. In compliance with LPR law, only a person who has resided in the east Ukraine’s self-proclaimed republic for at least 10 years is eligible to become a LPR head.
In early July, the eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic announced local elections would be held October 18.