Petro Poroshenko applied to the Central Election Commission (CEC) to participate in the presidential elections in Ukraine. This was announced by the presidential press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko on Facebook.
“On this weekend, Poroshenko submitted documents to the CEC for registration as a presidential candidate,” Tsegolko wrote. He published the photo with a head of state and his wife, Maryna Poroshenko, who came with the president.
January 29, President Poroshenko announced he would run for presidency for the second term.
As of February 3, the CEC has officially registered 28 candidates for the presidential post in the country.
The election campaign has officially started on December 31, 2018. Registration of the candidates would last until February 4, 2019, and on February 9, the final list of presidential candidates will appear. The candidates would be able to withdraw his candidacy until March 7, 2019. This election campaign is a record-breaking one in terms of the number of registered candidates. In 2014, 24 persons took part in the presidential race, and in 2010, 18 candidates were registered.