Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated that he was not going to run for early parliamentary elections in 2019. Avakov wrote this on Facebook.
“I decided not to take part in the election campaign and not to run for the parliamentary elections of Ukraine in order to ensure impartiality of the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the parliamentary elections,” Avakov said.
According to the Internal Minister, he issued an order, according to which all the executive bodies, coordinated by the Interior Minister, began to fulfill their tasks of ensuring the electoral process.
“We will ensure the lawful, fair and transparent elections, the legitimacy of their results as well as security of participants of the elections and voters,” Avakov outlined.
As we reported earlier, on May 24, the electoral process kicked off in Ukraine; early parliamentary elections are scheduled for July 21, 2019.
According to the Ukrainian legislation, the electoral process of snap elections begins on the next day after the President’s decree on early termination of the mandate of Verkhovna Rada and appointment of the new elections is published. Therefore, the electoral process starts on May 24, without the Central Commission making any decisions.