Supreme Court refuses to recognize Zelensky's poll as illegal agitation

Source : 112 Ukraine

The published decision cannot be appealed
13:48, 28 October 2020

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
Press service of Ukrainian President

The Supreme Court of Ukraine has not recognized the all-Ukrainian poll of President Volodymyr Zelensky as illegal agitation. This was reported by RBC-Ukraine with reference to the decision of the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court of October 25.

It is noted that this decision was published today, on October 28, and cannot be appealed. The plaintiff, ex-MP Natalia Novak, asked the Supreme Court to declare Zelensky's video address announcing a nationwide poll illegal and to ban it.

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The Grand Chamber of the Supreme Council has decided that this poll should be not considered as a part of the election campaign.

"Based on the materials of this case, based on the analysis of the evidence provided by the parties and the explanations of the parties, it can be concluded that the real purpose of the poll is for the President of Ukraine to get clear information about important socio-economic issues," the court said.

As we reported earlier, according to the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) Ingibjörg Solrun Gisladottir, the All-Ukrainian poll, initiated by Zelensky, partially created illegal political advantage for partakers of the election process from the party of power. 

Related: Survey regarding all-Ukrainian poll initiated by Zelensky: Results

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