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Snap parliamentary elections: Ukrainians abroad vote since 1 a.m. Kyiv time

Source : 112 Ukraine

Australia, Japan, China were the first to open polling stations
08:41, 21 July 2019

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Ukrainians abroad have already begun voting for the new MPs to the Verkhovna Rada - the first polling station opened in Australia at 1:00 a.m. Kyiv time. At 4 a.m., polling stations operated in Australia, Japan, Korea and China, TSN.ua reports.

The Australian polling station is located in Canberra in the premises of the Ukrainian Embassy in Australia. They have been voting since 1:00 a.m. Kyiv time.

At 2 a.m., polling stations opened in Tokyo and Seoul.

At 3 o'clock in the morning, 3 Chinese polling stations opened in Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. There are 361 voters in the voting list in Beijing.

Ukrainians in San Francisco will be last to vote for the new Verkhovna Rada: the polling station will open there on July 22 at 6:00 a.m. Kyiv time.

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According to the Central Election Commission, there are 102 polling abroad polling stations.

In Kyiv, polling stations work on Sunday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

At the polling stations, Ukrainians shall receive 2 bulletins: the list of political parties and the list with the people's deputy to be elected on the basis of a simple majority system.

Ukrainians abroad shall vote for the parties only.

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Snap parliamentary elections started in Ukraine on Sunday, July 21.

The elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine take place every 5 years on the last week of October. The regular elections would be normally scheduled for October 27, 2019.

However, on the day of his inauguration, the newly-elected President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky disbanded the parliament and proclaimed snap parliamentary elections. The main reason for this he named low level of trust of the people to this Verkhovna Rada.

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