On 13 October, the Central Election Commission appointed the elections in two amalgamated hromadas (AHs), which included 6 local councils (1 settlement council and 5 rural ones), for Sunday, 24 December 2017.
In the Kyiv Oblast, the first elections will be held in the Studenykivska rural AH and the Mykolaivska-Arbuzynska settlement AH.
The Commission announced the beginning of the electoral process in these hromadas from 4 November 2017.
So, on 24 December 2017, the first local elections will take place in 51 AHs (5 urban AHs, 16 settlement AHs and 30 rural AHs). These 51 AHs included 256 local councils (7 town councils, 19 settlement councils and 230 village councils). According to preliminary estimates, more than 356,500 people will be able to take part in the elections.
In addition, as is known, on 29 October 2017 the first local elections will be held in 201 AHs, which will include 933 local councils (25 town councils, 67 settlements councils and 841 village councils). In these elections, according to preliminary estimates, more than 1 million 330 thousand people will be able to take part.
Thus, by the end of 2017, the first local elections will have to take place in 252 AHs in Ukraine. They will include 1189 local councils (32 town councils, 86 settlement councils and 1071 village councils). The number of voters who, according to preliminary estimates, will be able to take part in these elections, is almost 1 million 690 thousand people.
In total, after the first local elections of 29 October and 24 December 2017, 665 voluntarily amalgamated hromadas will function in Ukraine.
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