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Ukraine's Democratic alliance, Self Reliance parties make political deal before elections

Earlier, Andriy Sadovy, the leader of “Self Reliance” Union, announced his intention to run for the presidency in Ukraine
15:49, 9 October 2018

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Political parties “Democratic Alliance” and “Self Reliance” (Samopomich) Union decided to make a deal on a political alliance and participate in the coming presidential, parliamentary, and local elections together, as the press office of “Democratic Alliance” reports.

“Next year, presidential and parliamentary elections will take place in Ukraine. The country faces the danger of a revenge. Corruption and complete inefficiency of the authority not only take the chance of Ukraine’s European future away but also undermine the fundamental basis of our security and independence today. Taking the risks the country faces into account, “Democratic Alliance” and “Self Reliance Union” decided to make a deal on a political alliance and fight for the victory in the presidential, parliamentary, and local elections together,” the press office informs.

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Reportedly, Andriy Sadovy, the leader of “Self Reliance” Union, announced his intention to run for the presidency in Ukraine.

“Democratic Alliance” party took part in the parliamentary elections in 2014 along with “Civil Position” of Anatoliy Hrytsenko, but they could not overcome the 5% barrier.

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Presidential elections in Ukraine are scheduled for March 13, 2019. The elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will be held on October 27, 2019.

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko stated that he guarantees free, fair, democratic elections of the president, parliament, and local authorities.

Roman Bezsmertny, former People's Deputy of Ukraine, former Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko, People's Deputy of Ukraine and former prime minister of Ukraine (2005; 2007-2010), Anatoliy Hrytsenko, former Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2005-2007) declared their intentions to run for the presidency.

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The current President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has not officially announced his participation in the elections. 

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