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Poroshenko submits suggestion on renewing Central Election Commission to Parliament
15:32, 5 February 2018
Poroshenko submits suggestion on renewing Central Election Commission to Parliament

The speaker of the Parliament said that he ordered to send the documents of the candidates for a special verification

15:32, 5 February 2018

Presidential Administration press office

A submission of President Petro Poroshenko on renewing the stars of the Central Election Commission (CEC) was brought to the Verkhovna Rada, as speaker of the Parliament Andriy Parubiy wrote on Facebook.

“Just now the President of Ukraine made a submission on the members of the Central Election Commission to the parliament. I immediately gave an order to send all the documents of candidates to the CEC for a special verification. In order to get rid of the intrigue on the list of candidates, I publish the text of the submission,” Parubiy wrote.

The submission consists of 14 candidates, while the CEC should consist of 15, who are appointed for a 7-year term. The Commission is vested with authority to supervise and conduct presidential, parliamentary, and local self-government elections in Ukraine, as well as Ukrainian and local referendums. 

Previously, President and Parliamentary Speaker Andriy Parubiy signed the agreement, which stipulates the assignment of new Committee members. Most of the incumbent CEC members have their tenures expired for a while - since the times of Viktor Yanukovych. The head of the state had previously offered candidacies in late 2016. However, the Parliament did not support them back then.

Related: Ukrainian Parliament to start new session with economic issues and Central Election Commission reappointment

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