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Saakashvili's party has right to run in parliamentary elections, court rules

Movement of New Forces party appealed the decision of the Central Election Commission to refuse to register the candidates to MPs who were included in the electoral roll of the political force
11:23, 26 June 2019

Former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili
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The sixth Kyiv Court of Appeal allowed Saakashvili’s party Movement of New Forces to participate in snap elections to Verkhovna Rada, as Vesti reported.

Saakashvili’s party appealed the decision of the Central Election Commission to refuse to register the candidates to MPs who were included in the electoral roll of the political force.

The panel of judges including Volodymyr Alimenko, Andriy Kuchma and Volodymyr Melnychuk decided in favor of Mikheil Saakashvili.

Related: Saakashvili tells about Odesa city council "spreadsheet"

After the decision of the judges, the leader of Movement of New Forces party went to the Central Election Commission along with his fellow officers to file a new application for participation in the elections.

As it was reported, Central Election Commission refused to register the candidates to the Ukrainian MPs from Saakashvili’s party Movement of new forces. 

Earlier Central Election Committee of Ukraine registered seven parties, which are supposed to run during the snap parliamentary election.

Related: Snap elections: Central Election Commission refuses to register candidates from Saakashvili’s party

According to the information on the CEC's website, the list includes the following parties: Civil PositionRadical Party of Oleg Lyashko, Svoboda All-Ukrainian UnionFakel (Torch, - 112 InternationalAll-Ukrainian Union, Golos (Voice, - 112 International), Opposition Platform - For Life and Power and Honor

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