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Foreign Minister stands for implementation of digital voting to Ukraine

According to the minister, it can involve the Ukrainians abroad in the electoral process
16:17, 5 April 2019

Ukrinform

Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin urges the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to consider the amendments to the legislation, which provide the digital voting as 112 Ukraine reported.

“In 2014, we had over 70,000 (Ukrainians who voted abroad, - 112 international), now we have 56,000. The voters’ turnout was far less significant. A lot of Ukrainians who live abroad appeal to me. They say it is very important to solve this issue. I always told that I stand for digital voting as we can involve the Ukrainian abroad only in such a way. It is possible to do; I urge the Verkhovna Rada to consider the proper amendments to the law,” Klimkin said.

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According to the minister, in the case of the amendments to the law, even the additional polling stations abroad, not only at the territory of the diplomatic departments, will not solve the issue.

On April 3, Zelensky replied to the invitation and put forward his own conditions. He wanted to hold debates at Olympic Stadium. Poroshenko’s team said, “the President does not perform at stadiums”. A few hours later Poroshenko changed his mind and agreed to participate in the debates.

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Petro Poroshenko took tests at the medical center of Olimpiyskiy stadium, Volodymyr Zelensky - at the medical diagnostic center Eurolab, which belongs to pro-Russian entrepreneur Andriy Palchevsky.

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As we reported the Central Election Commission finished the processing of all electronic protocols. According to them, Volodymyr Zelensky got 30,24%, Petro Poroshenko got 15,95% and Yulia Tymoshenko has 13,40%.

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