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Hundreds of parliamentary candidates registered in Ukraine's Central Election Committee

1,380 candidates are registered in the districts; 1,155 of them are self-nominated candidates
13:23, 23 June 2019

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Ukraine's Central Election Committee registered another several hundred candidates for July's snap parliamentary elections. The authority reported this on Sunday.

228 candidates registered run as self-nominees in single-member districts. Another 77 were nominated by the parties. In total, as of today, 1,380 candidates are registered in the districts, 1,155 of them are self-nominated candidates.

Apart from that, 153 people officially became parliamentary candidates included into the electoral lists. The CEC approved the lists of Samopomich party (93 people) and the Independence party (60 people).

"Thus, as of June 22, the CEC registered 1313 parliamentary candidates included in the electoral lists of 10 political parties in the state-wide multi-member electoral district for the snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine," the statement says.

As we reported earlier, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine recognized the order of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on the dissolution of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to be legal.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky officially dissolved the Verkhovna Rada and appointed the snap elections for July 21. The Cabinet of Ministers should provide the financing of the elections.

Related: Central Election Committee refused registering Communists for snap parliamentary elections in Ukraine

On June 11, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine has begun the consideration of the case on the parliament’s dissolution.

On May 24, the electoral process kicked off in Ukraine.

Related: New faces of Ukraine's elections: First conclusions

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 Central Commission making any decisions.

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