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Parliament Spokesperson signs decree on presidential elections

The Parliament adopted a decree on an extraordinary session on November 26
13:14, 28 November 2018

Spokesperson of Ukraine's Parliament Andriy Parubiy
The Verkhovna Rada

The Parliament’s Spokesperson Andriy Parubiy signed a decree No. 9342 which schedules another presidential election on March 21, 2019.

The explanatory note says that according to the Constitution, the Verkhovna Rada is to appoint the presidential elections. Besides, the law says that the presidential elections are conducted on the last Sunday of March on the fifth day of the power of the President.

Related: Ukrainian Parliament schedules presidential elections for March 31, 2019

The decree come into force since the day of its adoption, on November 26.  

It should be noted that due to the Azov crisis, Ukraine’s Parliament agreed on the presidential initiative to impose martial law for 30 days in some regions on November 26. First, they wanted to introduce the regime for 60 days, till January 25. Then, the term was reduced and the Parliament adopted the document on the date of the presidential elections.

Related: Will Ukraine hold presidential elections in 2019 if Parliament imposes martial law?

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