Nov 10, 2010

Crimean Tatars: Over 1,000 Crimean Tatars elected to local councils of Crimea


Over 1,000 Crimean Tatars were elected to local councils at various levels in Crimea - from the Supreme Council of Crimea to village councils - as a result of the October 31 local election, according to the data of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars. 


Below is an article published by Kyiv Post:


A total of 21 Crimean Tatars were elected as town or district heads, and over 110 Crimean Tatar deputies were elected to district or city councils, First Deputy Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatars Refat Chubarov, who headed the electoral list of the Crimean territorial organization of the People's Movement of Ukraine (Rukh) in the elections to the Supreme Council of Crimea, said at a press conference in Simferopol on Tuesday.


"According to the preliminary data, over 110 deputies were elected to city councils, of which 21 are village and town heads, including Albert Kanhiyev who was elected Bilohirsk's mayor [he was head of Bilohirsk District Administration before], and on the whole across Crimea our deputy corps will consist of over 1,000 people, including all local councils, in this area we improved on result we got in 2006," Chubarov said.