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Election process of snap elections to Parliament starts May 24, - Central Election Commission

The electoral process of the snap elections begins the next day after the publication of the respective decree of the President of Ukraine
14:14, 23 May 2019

Tetyana Slipachuk, the Chairman of the Central Election Commission
Ukrinform

Electoral process of the snap elections to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will start on Friday, May 24, on the next day after the respective decree of the President of Ukraine is published. The Head of Central Election Commission Tetyana Slipachuk said that at the briefing broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

“Today, on May 23, 2019, after the decree of the President of Ukraine as of May 21, 2019 on early termination of the mandate of the Verkhovna Rada and appointment of early elections was published, the electoral process of the snap elections begins - on the next day after its publication, on May 24, 2019, without Central Election Commission making any decisions on its beginning,” Slipachuk said.

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On May 22, Parliament’s Spokesperson Parubiy said Zelensky’s decree does not comply with the Constitution.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the decree on the dismissal of Verkhovna Rada and appointed the election on July 21.

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Zelensky dismissed Ukrainian Parliament at his inauguration and announced early elections after he took an oath of allegiance to the Ukrainian people.  

Volodymyr Zelensky assumed the office and became the sixth president of Ukraine. The solemn ceremony of inauguration took place in Kyiv on Monday, May 20. The new head of the state greeted the audience that welcomed him at Mariinsky Park in the downtown Kyiv. Zelensky passed the improvised corridor in the park, shaking hands and making selfies with his supporters. The head of the state made the oath the traditional way, with his right hand on Peresopnytsia Gospels and the Constitution of Ukraine. In his bold speech, the new leader announced he would dismiss the Ukrainian Parliament. He also urged the Ukrainian Government to resign if they could not act effectively anymore.

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