Court rejects suit of Communist Party of Ukraine against Central Election Committee

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Court rejected the suit of Petro Symonenko, the leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine
22:24, 6 February 2019

The head of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko

The Sixth Administrative Court of Appeal rejected to hear the claim of the head of the Communist Party of Ukraine Petro Symonenko against the Central Election Committee of Ukraine. The press service of the court reported this.

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Symonenko, together with the Communist Party of Ukraine initiated the suit, demanding to cancel the decision of the Committee not to register him as a presidential candidate. They also demanded the Committee to re-examine the documents and to register Symonenko.

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The Central Election Committee of Ukraine refused to register Symonenko, because he has been nominated as the candidate from the banned Communist Party, what contradicts the law “On the Conviction of the Communist and National-Socialist (Nazi) Totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of their symbols propaganda”. Communists claimed this decision to be politically motivated and unconstitutional.

“The Court rejected the administrative suit of Petro Symonenko and the Communist Party of Ukraine ", the report said.

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