Report on the elections to the OTG in October-December 2017
Political parties took a great interest in the first local elections held in 252 unit- ed territorial communities on October, 29 and December, 24, 2017. These elec- tions also show that the government faces significant challenges on the way to establishing adequate electoral standards. On October, 29, 2017, mayors of UTCs and deputies to local councils were elected in 201 territorial communities, while on December, 24 — in 51 territorial communities.
OPORA’s long-term observers conducted independent and nonpartisan obser- vation of the first local elections in united territorial communities on October, 29 and December, 24, 2017.