Friday, September 9 2016 16:45 EEST
Saakashvili: 'Decision on Eurovision in Kyiv is another case of rigged bids'
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Some Ukrainian officials raise scandal over hosting the 2017 song contest in the capital

'Odesa is left without Eurovision. I love Kyiv but it’s more than just about my capital city; it’s about this decision which is another case of rigged bids, lying in throat and complete absence of administrative thinking'. Mikheil Saakashvili, the governor of Odesa region, posted this at Facebook immediately after Kyiv was officially named the city to host Eurovision 2017 song contest, reports.

Kyiv won the competition among Ukrainian cities, the candidates to host the next year's Eurovision. Kyiv won with 19 votes against 2 votes for Odessa, 1 voter abstained.

As reported earlier by, The Song Contest Eurovision 2017 will take place in Kyiv.

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