The FINANCIAL — The Central Election Commission has received the first paper protocol from constituency No.148 (the city of Kremenchuk, Poltava region) with the results of the voting at the presidential elections on January 17.
The Central Election Commission accepted the protocol at its meeting.
A package with the protocol was unsealed in presence of mass media.
The protocol was formalized in compliance with a form endorsed by the Central Election Commission.
According to the protocol, 35,083 voters of the constituency voted for Party of Regions Faction Leader Viktor Yanukovych, 28,184 voters for Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, 17,442 for Serhii Tihipko, 13,127 for MP Arsenii Yatseniuk, and 4,393 for MP Petro Symonenko.
Central Election Commission chairman Volodymyr Shapoval said that the arrival of constituency election commission was a pleasant surprise to the Central Election Commission.
Shapoval asked representatives of constituency election commissions to inform in advance about their intentions to come to Kyiv to give the protocols in person.
He said the Central Election Commission will accept protocols during its meetings.
As Ukrainian News earlier reported, with 95.18% of protocols processed, 35.42% of voters supported Party of Regions Faction Leader Viktor Yanukovych for president at the presidential elections on January 17 and 24.95% of voters supported Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Ukraine elected president from 08:00 through 20:00 on January 17.
18 presidential candidates ran for president.
The Central Election Commission has created 225 constituencies for the presidential elections and 33,496 polling stations.
the Central Election Commission has created 113 foreign polling stations abroad.
The Central Election Commission has registered 3,149 foreign observers for the presidential elections in Ukraine.