Court orders vote recount at election district in Zhytomyr region

Court orders vote recount at election district in Zhytomyr region

Zhytomyr's District Administrative Court has granted a request to recount votes at all polling stations in the No. 64 district in the city of Korosten, according to 

The recount request was initiated by Viacheslav Sihachov, a parliamentary candidate of the Servant of the People party. 

The parties may appeal the court ruling by 15:00 on July 29.

Sihachov, the plaintiff in the case, lost at district No. 64 district to current deputy from the Petro Poroshenko Bloc faction Volodymyr Areshonkov, who took part in the snap parliamentary elections as a self-nominee. He received 640 votes more than the Servant of the People candidate. MP Serhiy Pashynsky took third place.

District No. 64 is one of the six districts where, according to the OPORA civil network, clones snatched a victory from Servant of the People candidates. At this district, there was self-nominee Anatoliy Areshkov who stated the Servant of the People! private enterprise as the place of his work. He garnered 5,872 votes.

Earlier, a helicopter with special forces arrived at district No. 64 to prevent possible violations during the vote count.


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