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Elections 2019: Registration of international observers complete

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2,344 observers from foreign countries and international organizations have been officially approved, - Central Election Committee of Ukraine
12:21, 27 March 2019

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The Central Election Committee of Ukraine finished the registration procedure for international observers that came to Ukraine to follow the course of the presidential election. Oleksandr Ostapa, the counselor to the Head of the Committee posted that on Facebook.

2,344 observers from foreign countries and international organizations have been officially approved for that.

As we reported, there will be no observers from Russia; it is considered the aggressor state, and its monitors will not be allowed entering Ukraine.

Earlier, the Central Election Commission has created 199 district election commissions for the upcoming presidential election on March 31.

Related: Ukraine’s Central Election Committee registers 16 observers of Ukrainian presidential elections abroad

The longest ballot in the history of presidential elections in Ukraine is 80 cm in length and printed on the paper with watermarks and special protection ink. On Thursday, reporters came to Ukraina printing house to see the samples of ballots, which the citizens will use in the first round of election slated for March 31.

The Central Election Committee found that the overall length of all sheets of the ballots equals the distance from Kyiv to Montevideo. One ballot sheet costs 16 cents. The overall price of the order for the ballots made six million dollars. 

The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. 39 candidates take part in the race. The election will most likely come in two rounds this time. The first one is slated for this Sunday, March 31. The second one is expected to take place in late April.

Related: Ukraine’s Central Election Committee registers 18 observers from ODIHR OSCE, no Russians

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