The Central Election Commission has refused to register candidate from Servant of the People party Vasyl Virastyuk as MP. The commission has established the absence of legal grounds for his registration as a lawmaker at 87th district (Ivano-Frankivsk region). The proper decision was made at the meeting of the Central Election Commission.
The decision was made by a solid vote; 12 members voted for it.
“Considering the foregoing, the Central Election Commission rules to establish the absence of legal grounds for registration of Vasyl Virastyuk as lawmaker according to the application filed by him and registered by the Central Election Commission on April 27, 2021,” Deputy Head of the Central Election Commission Vitaliy Plukar noted.
According to him, as of today, there is no clear legal solution for this situation as on May 1, the Great Chamber of the Supreme Court canceled the protocol of the Central Election Commission on results of the elections at the 87th district.
Earlier Central Election Commission officially recognized the victory of Servant of the People party's candidate Vasyl Virastyuk at the by-elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.
After processing 100% of the protocols, CEC informs that Vasyl Virastyuk from Servant of the People party gets 31.25% (15,076 votes), Oleksandr Shevchenko from For the Future party gets 29.69% (14,327 votes), Ruslan Koshulynsky from Svoboda came third with 28.86% (13,927 votes).
The elections at this district were accompanied by scandals on the vote counting. According to Opora observers, the elections were recognized void at five polling stations. The recounting of votes is disputed at the court. Moreover, the difference in votes for Oleksandr Shevchenko was detected at six polling stations. Some ballots disappeared at two polling stations.